Evans Sues Police Over Seized 25 Trucks
Notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, otherwise known as Evans has filed a fresh suit against the police, seeking the release of 25 Mack trucks, which he claimed were seized from him.
The trucks were confiscated after his arrest in June.
Evans allegedly got the trucks from the proceeds of kidnapping.
In the suit filed on his behalf by his lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, Evans is praying for the order of court to direct the police to release the trucks.
Ogungbeje contended in the suit that the trucks were seized without a court order, saying that the seizure was a violation of Evans’ right.
He listed the number plates of some of the said trucks as BDG 78 XT, GGE 491 XU, FST 742 XT, AGL 219 XT, BDG 79 XT, AGL 222 XT, GGE 492 XU, AGL 220 XT and GGE 489 XU.
Recall that Ogungbeje had in September 2017 accused officers of the Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team of extorting money and valuables running into hundreds of millions of naira from his client.
Ogungbeje, who petitioned the Police Service Commission also accused the officers of sexually molesting Evans’ girlfriend, Amaka Offor.
Ogungbeje claimed that the policemen forcefully took N50m from Evans, while his wife was also forced to part with another N5m.
The lawyer claimed that a sum of $10,000, was also forcefully taken from the suspect by the police.
Other items allegedly taken from Evans by the police, according to Ogungbeje are a Brigade wrist watch, valued at $117; a pendant cross, worth $70,000; a necklace, worth $25,000; a Virtu phone, worth $30,000; a Virtu Signature phone, valued at $17,000; and five pieces of Saphono Ruccu diamond rings worth $100,000.
Ogungbeje also claimed that the policemen also removed and took away the 85 inche Samsung television set, worth N6.5m in Evans’ apartment.
Other items were 25 Mark trucks; a Lexus 470 jeep; a Grand Cherokee jeep; a L400 Mitsubishi Bus and a gold-colour Toyota Highlander jeep.
Apart from Kyari, the other police officers mentioned in Ogungbeje’s petition are ASP Phillip Rieninwa, who was specifically accused of obtaining $10,000 from the kidnap suspect; ASP Sunny Ubua; ASP Emmanuel Ali; Inspector Idowu Haruna; Inspector Egunjobi Segun and other policemen attached to the IGP Intelligence Response Team.