With the conclusion of investigation into his alleged crime, Evans, the
reported billionaire kidnapper is to be arraigned in Lagos
A police source is quoted as saying Evans will be arraigned in a court
in Ikeja on Wednesday, August 30 – During the arraignment, Ademola
Kazeem, the Attorney-General of Lagos state, is to lead the prosecution
Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, better known as Evans the alleged billionaire
kidnapper, is to make his first appearance, many weeks after his arrest,
in a Lagos court.
Evans is to appear on Wednesday, August 30 before the Ikeja Division of
the Lagos State High Court, according to a report by Premium Times. The
report quoted a source in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) as saying Evans
is scheduled to appear before Justice Hakeem Oshodi as the
Attorney-General of Lagos state, Adeniji Kazeem, will lead the
However, Olukoya Ogungbeje, the lawyer who filed a fundamental rights
enforcement suit on behalf of Evans against the police at a federal
court in Lagos, claimed he does not have any information of the likely
arraignment of Evans.
Evans was arrested in his Magodo Estate home in Lagos on June 10 by a
special team led by Abba Kyari. He will now likely be prosecuted
according to the anti-kidnapping laws of Lagos state and would be facing
charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and murder among others.
On Tuesday, David Igbodo, the lawyer to the police on the case of
fundamental against the law enforcement agency in relation to Evans,
said the investigation into his alleged crime was almost concluded. He
said: “The case is a very controversial one, it is a sensitive case.
“The Inspector-General of Police devoted time, efforts, intelligence,
and strategies to ensure that he was arrested. He beat strategies for
the past six years. “When he was arrested, it took time for the police
to complete investigations and very soon, Nigerians will be made to know
what is the next line of action for Evans.”
He said as a lawyer, the IGP respects the rights of citizens. “He has
been organising conferences and seminars for the Nigeria Police, both
investigators and prosecutors, to make sure nobody is kept in custody
beyond 24 or 48 hours without an order of a court of competent
jurisdiction. “The Inspector General of Police cannot keep Evans without
a court order, there is a valid court order that is still subsisting as
I speak with you for three months.
You know Evans was arrested on the 10th of June; since when he was
arrested till now, it’s not up to three months. “But meanwhile
investigations have almost been completed and very soon Nigerians will
be made to know what is the next line of action in the case of Evans,”