I Never Knew I Would Be Arrested- Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans Exclaimed!

A police Inspector, Mr. Idowu Haruna, yesterday told a Lagos High Court Sitting in Igbosere that suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, known popularly as  Evans,on the day of his arrest said he never knew a day like this will come.

Haruna, told the court presides by Justice Adedayo Akintoye that the alleged kidnapper upon his arrest exclaimed  loudly “Oh God! I never knew this day will come’ during his arrest.”

According to the witness who claimed to be close to Evans since his arrest said; He promised to cooperate and tell the police everything.

Evans is facing two separate charges, bordering on conspiracy to kidnap, kidnapping and attempted murder.

Evans is standing trial alongside Joseph Emeka, Ugochukwu Nwachukwu and Victor Aduba.

In the second charge, he is standing trial alongside Joseph Emeka, Linus Okpara and Victor Aduba

At the resumed hearing of the trial yesterday, Haruna, said that Evans gave his statement voluntarily without duress and tourture from the police.

He said that Evans’s statement which was obtained on June 26, 2017, at  2 p.m, at the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS)office Ikeja, was recorded in a conducive environment.

Led in evidence by Lagos State prosecution counsel Dr Jide Martin, Haruna said that Evans vunluteered his statement which was recorded by Inspector Kingsley Harold adding that he narrated how he and his accomplices kidnapped Godwin Okorafor.

He added that the suspected kidnap Kingpin, also gave statement on how ransom was asked from the victim he kidnapped.

Haruna also stated that their superior officer CSP Philips Benjamin, read the statement to Evans, to acertain that he gave the statement, without tourture and was attested by same officer.

The witness said that an attestation form was signed by Benjamin and the defendant.

He also said that an Investigative Police Officer IPO, Adesuyi, made a video, when the statement was being recorded, which he made into a compact disc and certified it. 

Martins tendered all the above mentioned documents before the court.

During cross examination all the defense counsel objected to the playing of the recorded video CD, stating that no proper foundation had been made on the CD.

Evans counsel Chino Obiagwu, SAN, said that the document sought to be tendered was produced on November 15, 2017, after proceedings on the case had commenced.

” This document was produced after the charges has been filed and the IPO, who recorded the video is not in court to be cross examined on the said video,” He said.

Earlier a medical doctor Samuel Oyemakinde, a consultant radiologist, from Paramount Life Care Diagnosis Center, in the first charge tendered a medical report and an X-RAY result, showing that James Uduji, sustained a gun shot wound.

He said that Uduji who walked into the diagnosis center in 2015, and met with the then medical director Dr Uwoku, based on his history of gun shot was told to do a chest x-ray.

Oyemakinde said there was a linear foreign body lodged in the upper left lung zone which is assumed to be a metallic bullet sheet.

The witness was subpoena by the court on September 25, to give evidence on the gun shot wound sustained by the victim.

Justice Akintoye thereafter adjourned the matter till November 2, for continuation of hearing.