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Former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi is to appear before the State Judicial Panel of Enquiry on police brutality, extra-judicial killings and other related matters, the report says.
This was made known on Thursday by the Chairman of the panel Justice V. N. Umeh, following allegations leveled against him by a victim of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) by a hotelier Chief Bonaventure Mokwe the owner of demolished Upper Class Hotel in Onitsha.
The hotelier alleged that Obi ordered the police to demolish his hotel without prior investigation indicting him. He alleged that the former governor was influenced by some powerful people in Onitsha.
Following the victims narration, the panel chairman, Justice V. N. Umeh, told the victim’s counsel, Prof Umeh Nweke, to seek an addendum to their earlier petition instead of the narration that would gulp the panel’s time. The chairman assured the victim that everyone mentioned in the case, including the police, would be invited to appear before the panel. The panel also gave Mokwe up to 26 November, 2020 to file his addendum.
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