Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, a notorious kidnapper that is popularly known as Evans has said in court that he is not a Kidnapper, but a businessman that deals in horlicks and ornaments, according to a report released by CRIME WATCH yesterday.
Evans said according to the report that he was forced to confess that he is a Kidnapper after 4 persons were killed in his presence extrajudicially, in an attempt to forcefully make him confess.
He said except the day they were paraded as members of a kidnapping gang by the police at Area F Police Command in Ikeja, Lagos, he has never met his 5 codefendants before being captured and paraded as members of a kidnapping gang by the authorities.
Evans on Tuesday in court, led in evidence by his defense counsel, Victor Okpara, disputed all claims of kidnapping leveled against him by the Lagos State Government, claiming he is a legitimate businessman.
It will be recalled that Evans, a notorious kidnapper and a native of Nnewi, Anambra State, was arrested on 10th of June, 2017, by the Joint Special Forces led by Intelligence Response Team of the Inspection-General of Police, the Lagos State Police Command's Anti-Kidnapping Unit and Technical and Intelligent Unit.
He is presently undergoing trial on 52 charges of armed robberies, multiple murders, Kidnapping, conspiracy, unlawful possession of ammunition and firearms, among other charges.
However, the case was adjourned till 5th of November, 2021 for the final written addresses to be adopted.
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