The Lagos state Command of the Nigeria Police Force has raised the alarm that it is being pressured to release arrested billionaire kidnap kingpin Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans.
Daily Trust reports that acting Lagos state commissioner of police Galadanshi Dasuki told newsmen on Saturday, June 24 at the Command Headquarters in Ikeja that the Police was not in a hurry to release Evans in spite of calls from different quarters to do so.
He said: “Evans has been a kidnapper for a long time and has been on the wanted list of the Police in Anambra, Abuja , Enugu, Edo and Lagos states. He also has a criminal gang, some of whom have been arrested in Enugu and Lagos. But there are still more out there.
“Therefore, this needs a painstaking investigation
“Besides, we need to under study him as well as debrief him . By so doing, we intend to use his tactics to get others. He will eventually be charged to court after investigation is concluded.”
Meanwhile, a soldier in the Nigerian Army, Lance Corporal Victor Chukwunonso, has allegedly been arrested by the police for being a gang member of the notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans.
Chukunonso, with Army No: 09/NA/64/6317 is attached to the Nigeria Army Band Corps, Abatti Barracks, Surulere, Lagos.
Reports have it that he was arrested today Saturday by operatives of the inspector-general of Police Intelligence Response Team.