Evans set to be arraigned in Lagos court soon as police arrest 2 of his major accomplices
- Police in Abuja has said Evans will be returned to Lagos state to face his prosecution
- The alleged kidnapper may be slammed with no less than a 40-count charge bordering on armed robbery, kidnapping, murder etc
- Two major accomplices of Evans were arrested in the course of police investigation in Abuja
There are strong indications that arrested kidnap kingpin, Chukwudi Onwuamadike a.k.a Evans will soon be transferred from Abuja to Lagos where he is expected to be arraigned in court.
According to Vanguard, police authorities at the Louis Edet House, Force headquarters, Abuja, may have concluded investigations into activities of Evans.
The report added that the police force interrogation with Evans has been was very ‘extensive and intensive’ as the authority is determined to prepare a water-tight case for prosecution in court.
Speaking to Vanguard, a police source who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Evans would be slammed with no less than a 40-count charge bordering on armed robbery, kidnapping, murder etc as all the veritable evidences that will nail him in court have been carefully prepared and documented.
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Although, the source noted that Evans pleaded passionately to be pardoned and granted lesser charges, assuring that he is ready to turn a new leaf, his interrogators have ensured that they were determined to capitalize on his pleas to extract very useful information that will lead to a successful prosecution.
It was also gathered that investigators are in search of all known and unknown members of Evans vicious gang and accomplices before concluding their investigations.
However, it was gathered that two other major accomplices were arrested in the course of their investigation. They include; one Emeka, who allegedly gave information that led to the bloody attack on transport mogul and owner of Young Shall Grow Motors, Chief Obianodo in 2013, and another man popularly called Baba Eko, who allegedly supplied information that led to the kidnap of Evans’ last victim, Chief Donatus Dunu, early this year.
But so far, investigators have not been able to identify some of his vast properties and wealth both in Nigeria and abroad including tracing the whereabouts of his wife and children but according to the police source, efforts are in top gear in that regard.
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The source added: “We are also critically looking into the role played by security agencies including the police, army etc; that enabled Evans operate freely for so long without being arrested and I can assure you that the Inspector-General of Police directed that we should leave no stone unturned in that regard. He specifically directed us to expose everybody, whether police or military, directly or indirectly involved in the criminal escapades of Evans with firm assurance that they all must face the wrath of the law.”
Legit.ng had previously reported that Abba Kyari who led the Special Intelligence Response Team (SIRT) of the Lagos state police command that arrested Evans, declared that about ninety percent of information being reeled out about him (Evans) on social media is false.
The senior police officer said that just like most Nigerians; he woke up every morning to hear different false stories on social media pertaining to how they arrested Evans, and what he said.
Evans was reportedly arrested last month inside his palatial mansion in the Magodo by men of the Nigeria Police Force.
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