Nigeria Police has lambasted suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, for demanding the release of trucks seized from him.
On Thursday, Evans accused the Nigeria Police of converting the trucks to their personal use.
His lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, in a fresh suit against the police, demanded the release of 25 Mack trucks which he said were seized from Evans.
But the police insisted that Evans acquired the 11 trucks with proceeds of crime and that 10 of them were recovered by the police and had been listed as exhibits in the criminal charges filed against him.
The affidavit reads in part: “The applicant is the notorious and most dreaded armed robber and kidnapper known as Evans, who defied police arrest for over 10 years and who had terrorised many states of Nigeria with his various gang members.
“The applicant has no other source of livelihood except armed robbery and kidnapping as so many arms and ammunition were recovered from the applicant during his arrest.
“The applicant had purchased various properties with proceeds of armed robbery and kidnapping. The applicant purchased 11 trucks with proceeds of crime.
“The police recovered 10 in Lagos while they were not able to tow the remaining one from Anambra State to Lagos due to the fact that the applicant’s brother-in-law, Mr. Okwuchukwu Obiechina, and his wife had tampered with the brain box of the truck in a bid to pervert the course of justice.
“The trucks recovered are proceeds of crime which are preserved and kept as exhibits to be tendered in the ongoing criminal prosecution of the application at the High Court of Lagos State.”
The judge, Hadizat Shagari, has adjourned the matter till April 17, 2018.
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