By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKA—THE two Senate Committees on Police Affairs and National intelligence and Security returned to Anambra State, yesterday, to continue investigations on the mysterious Ezu River dead bodies on the Amansea border town between Enugu and Anambra states.
The senators, comprising Paulinus Nwagu, Chairman of Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Mohammed Magoro, Chairman of National Security and Intelligence, Solomon Ewuga, Mohammed Sami Sani, Chris Ngige and Shaaba Lafiagi had on February 12, 2013, visited the traditional ruler of Amansea, Igwe Keneth Okonkwo and the site where the victims were buried on the bank of Ezu River before commencing a public sitting at the Government House, Awka.
Yesterday, they also interacted with stakeholders, including traditional rulers of Omambala Union at the palace of the traditional ruler of Amansea, Igwe Okonkwo, before driving to the State Headquarters of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, Awkuzu in Oyi Local Government area.,
It was not clear at the time of this report why the committees came back to the state barely two weeks after holding a public hearing on the matter at the Government House in Awka during which heads of security operatives and government officials testified.
However, leader of the investigating team and chairman of the committee on police affairs, Senator Paulinus Nwagu, dismissed insinuations that members of the committees were withholding certain information concerning the Ezu River debacle.
According to him “As representatives of the people, we have nothing to hide”, Senator Nwagu told reporters after the meeting at Amansea, adding however that this time around, they would be talking to the people in camera because of what he described as the fear of the unknown.
People are afraid to talk to the committee members in public on what happened in Ezu River and that is why we decided to make it a private thing