By Odunewu Segun
The Police High Command, on Thursday, described the suit filed by suspected kidnapping kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans at a Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged violation of his fundamental rights as a huge joke.
Evans has sued the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and others at the Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged violation of his fundamental rights. Alternatively, Evans is seeking an order compelling the respondents to immediately release him unconditionally.
While the Police High Command told Journalists on Thursday that it had secured an order from the Federal High Court to detain Evans for at least three months, National Daily gathered from sources within the Command that it was Evans’ gang members who are yet to be arrested that sought for and got the services of Ogungbeje to frustrate further investigations into the case.
According to one of our sources, Evans’ gang members, who wanted him to go to court before Police will finish investigations that have been leading to their exposure and arrests, hired a lawyer who sued the Lagos State Commissioner of Police and OC SARS, Lagos today.
“They are insisting that Evans should be charged to court,” the source disclosed
It was however, gathered that the Police Intelligence Response Team expected such a sharp move early enough.
The source added that this is to enable the Police conclude all investigations in Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa, so that all those involved in the kidnapping ring run by Evans would be brought to book.
“Unfortunately for them, which is what they failed to take into cognizance, we can also renew the order after three months. And their running helter skelter is even helping us as they are daily making mistakes that have been further exposing them.” the source added.
Evans, on Wednesday, dragged the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris; the Police Service Commission; the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni; and the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad to the Federal High Court in Lagos.
In the suit filed by a Lagos-based lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, Evans claimed that his continued detention is an abridgement of his fundamental human rights.