Kidnapper Evans Offences Are Not Bailable, Interpol Probing His Activities In Ghana & South Africa
July 3, 2017 – Interpol Probing Nigerian Billionaire Kidnapper Evans’ Activities In Ghana & South Africa
Kidnapper Evans Offences Are Not Bailable, Interpol Probing His Activities In Ghana & South Africa – Says Police
Cases of kidnapping in Nigeria has dropped drastically following the arrest of notorious kidnapper Chukwudumeje Onwuamadike aka Evans, the police told The Nation over the weekend.
Police spokesman Moshood Jimoh said the International Police (Interpol) was investigating Evans’ activities.
“When we paraded him (Evans) in Lagos, I told the public that the arrest of Evans marked the beginning of the end for kidnapping.
“Since that day, the rate of kidnapping has seriously gone down and that shows that we were able to hit the right target.
“As for keeping him (in custody), we have been able to secure three months’ remand warrant from the Federal High Court, Abuja to enable us round off our investigations.
“At present, the contacts and crimes he committed in other countries, including Ghana and South Africa, are of interest.
“We have series of complaints that border on murder, several kidnappings and armed robberies against him and these are all capital offences that are not bailable at the level of the police.
“They are not even ordinarily bailable in the courts.”
Jimoh said Evans’ detention was justifiable and there would be no need to rush his case and make mistakes that would disappoint Nigerians.
“In his alleged offences, the lives of Nigerians were at stake and we must be able to get everything to ensure that we don’t lose the case in the courts.
“For any sensible police force, it won’t be appropriate to rush to court in a complex case like this because investigation is a scientific approach to actually situate a suspect at the scene of crime and convince the court that this is the person that did this and that.
“That is why it is important that we are meticulous in putting details together and explaining how someone committed atrocities such that at the end of the day, Nigerians will be happy with us if the suspect is convicted for all the offences he committed alongside other members of his gang.
“Nigerians will not be happy with us if we rush to court and lose the case on mere technicalities.
“We are mindful of that as well as his fundamental human rights. That is why we approached the courts for a three-month remand warrant to keep him in police custody,” Jimoh explained.
He stated that Nigeria’s membership of Interpol and its platform’s responsibilities necessitate active collaboration on the Evans case and the investigation of associated issues.
“We are very active on the platform of Interpol. If you can recall, it was revealed that he (Evans) has a Ghanaian international passport and the passport is still very valid.
“There are clear indications of the level of criminality that goes across the border.
“So, we will do what is just in that circumstance and after completing investigations, we will be able to know where we will share experience and ideas with various jurisdictions involved and we will all know how to deal with the matter.
“Yes, Interpol is already fully involved and we are all out to do a thorough job and it is in the interest of the public because such high level suspects should not continue walking the streets and committing such atrocities.
“We hope to ensure that the cause of justice is served at the end of the day,” Jimoh said. [The Nation]
July 3, 2017 at 7:33 AM
TO BAIL this beastly man is to commit an atrocious crime against humanity. He would not only jump bail, but equally reinforce his organised crime syndicate and take his evil activities to greater heights. That should be avoided. I wonder what kind of lawyer that has taken up this man’s case. That lawyer must be highly unprincipled. That’s my thought.
July 3, 2017 at 2:20 PM
Thank you Mr. Jimoh for your briefing on Evan case status. Some people just opening their mouth saying what they don’t know about law. It is quite true that every suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty in the court of law. This is applicable to some cases not a terrorism case like Evans case. Granting bail to a suspect like Evans is like releasing a terrorist back into society to fulfil his mission.
After 9/11 in the United States one of the remaining 19 hijackers Musawi was kept in the prison and never granted bail until his case was finally determined by the court. He was tagged not eligible for bail because of the nature of his crime. Under the US constitution Musawi was presumed innocent, how come they didn’t release him into the street before his case was concluded? at times, some lawyers deserve to be lynched for not being proficient in what they are doing.
It is very absurd to see some learned individuals especially lawyers for coming out publicly saying, Evans has a constitutional right to be granted bail because the police has failed to charge him to court within 48 hours. Is Evans case is just like any other case that can just be quickly arraigned to the court just like that? how I wish any of your family member was in Evans captivity. That guy has ties in another Countries and the law enforcement needs to conduct thorough investigation before arraining him to the court.
I’m not a lawyer and I don’t know much about constitutional law but I understand moral law. If for the purpose of having peace and stability in our society, no lawyer should even have the gut to come out as an attorney representing Evans the armed robber cum kidnapper. This guy has already been given too many priviledge in the prison cell. I don’t think he should be treated differently than any other criminal in the same detention facility. He was allowed to groom himself, change his cloth, which he bought using people’s sweat. Most liberal country in the world will not even allow that.
We as a society need to learn how to stop crime before it escalates to a situation we cannot rectify. If Evans has right to challenge his detention, the family of previous notorious armed robbers such Oyenusi, Anini, Shina Rambo might as well sue the federal government for killing their benefactor without letting them exercise their right. Nonsense!!!
July 3, 2017 at 4:13 PM
I said it before. Investigators need sufficient time to gather evidence and build a solid case against him. Perhaps they should release Evans temporarily to go kidnap family members of those supporting him so they can experience what his victims and their families went through.
July 3, 2017 at 7:46 PM
This beast in human form should not be granted bail and those bankrolling the effort for his release should be arrested and charged with him. They may be those who gave him names of his kidnap victims. Those arguing of his human rights, what about the human rights of those he kidnapped? I do not blame his lawyer because lawyers must defend or prosecute an accused to make a living.