- The Nigeria Police has said that it has the power to keep Evans for three months
- Evans through his lawyer had sued IGP, three others, claiming illegal detention
- The police however said that it was Evans’ gang members yet to be arrested that sought for and got the services of the lawyer to frustrate further investigation into the case
Rising from an emergency meeting, the police authorities said that they have power to keep the arrested kidnap kingpin Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, widely known as Evans in their custody.
Daily Trust reports that a senior police source said that some people who felt that their interest was being threatened were the ones behind the move to get the court to release Evans.
NAIJ.com had previously reported that a lawyer approached a Federal High Court to challenge the continued detention of Evans, stressing that it violated Evans’ fundamental human rights.
NAIJ.com gathered that sources at the police high command said it was Evans’ gang members yet to be arrested that sought for and got the services of the lawyer to frustrate further investigation into the case.
It was however gathered that the police expected such a move early enough and had equally secured an order of the Federal High Court to detain Evans for at least three months.
The order, a police source told newsmen, was secured last week Thursday 22, and it covers the retention of Evans and all his gang members so far arrested for three months.
The source said this was 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.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV Video of the house of the Billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike popularly knows as Evans after he was recently nabbed by men of the Nigeria Police Force: