The Nigeria Police Force has reacted to
the claim by Counsel to Billionaire Kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike,
also known as Evans, Olukoya Ogungbeje, that Officers of the Inspector
General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team, extorted over N50
million and other valuables worth millions of naira from his clients.
Ogungbeje had made the claims in a
petition to the Police Service Commission, PSC, the National Assembly,
the Inspector General of Police, the National Human Rights Commission,
and Amnesty International.
Reacting to the allegation, Force PRO,
Moshood Jimoh, in a statement Sunday night, described the allegation as
baseless, and cry of an already sinking man.
The Police Spokesman
said: “The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to
publications in the media on 14th October, 2017 that Evans’ Lawyer
accused the Police of extorting over N50 million, other valuables from
his client, and another report that Police Sexually molested Evan’s
girlfriend, Amaka Offor, credited to one Olukoya Ogungbeje.
“The two publications were found out to
be absolute falsehood, misleading, unfounded, and a deliberate attempt
to cast aspersion on the thorough and discrete investigation carried out
by the Nigeria Police Force in all the offences committed by
Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans), who has pleaded
guilty in court to multiple kidnappings, murder, armed robbery, and
other capital offences.
all the items erroneously claimed by Olukoya Ogungbeje to have been
forcefully and corruptibly extorted from his client were found out to
have been exaggerated. For avoidance of doubt, all monetary exhibits and
other valuable properties including houses and exotic vehicles, were
not extorted but recovered by the IGP Intelligence Response Team, during
the investigation into the several cases of kidnappings, murder, armed
robbery, and other capital offences linked to Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike
(popularly known as Evans), were duly registered and will be tendered in
court as exhibits as the trial progresses.
“It is pertinent to disabuse the minds
of the public, who must have read the story that no Police personnel
within the team or anywhere else involved in the investigation of all
the cases linked to Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans),
engaged in any sexually molestation of the alleged Evan’s girlfriend,
Amaka Offor, as claimed. This allegation is entirely untrue and
“The Nigeria Police
Force sees these publications as a deliberate distraction and ill
motives by Olukoya Ogungbeje to pervert the end of justice. He is
advised to face his client’s case in court, and not misleading the
“The Force hereby enjoined members of the public to disregard and discountenance the unfounded publications.”