•He is lying, says police
Alleged billionaire kidnap kingpin Chukwudumeme
Onwuamadike (a.k.a. Evans) has accused seven
senior police officers and others on the Inspector-
General (IG) Intelligence Response Team of
extortion and sexual assault.
He alleged that the investigators forcibly obtained
his cash in local and foreign currency, phones,
wrist watches, jewelry, television, cars and trucks.
Evans claimed that his girlfriend, Amaka Offor, “was
roundly sexually molested and abused by the above policemen of the Inspector General of Police
Intelligence Response Team”.
In an October 13, 2017 petition written on his behalf
by his counsel, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, he called for“appropriate sanctions and dismissal of the culpable
police officers and policemen”.
The lawyer claimed that the policemen “forcefully
and corruptly extorted” N50 million from Evans and
his wife was also forced to part with another N5
A sum of $10,000 was also allegedly forcibly taken
He listed other items to include a Brigade
wristwatch, valued at $117; a $70,000 pendant
cross; a necklace of $25,000; a Virtu phone worth
$30,000; a Virtu Signature phone valued at $17,000;
and five pieces of Saphono Ruccu diamond rings
Ogungbeje also accused the police of taking away
from his apartment, his 85-inch Samsung television
set, worth N6.5 million.
Other items were 25 Mack trucks; a Lexus 470
jeep; a Grand Cherokee jeep; a L400 Mitsubishi Bus
and a gold-colour Toyota Highlander jeep.
The lawyer alleged that Evans’ girlfriend, one
Amaka Offor, “was roundly sexually molested and
abused by the police team”.
But Force spokesman CSP Moshood Jimoh and
Head of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence
Response Team (IRT) ACP Abba Kyari described
Evan’s lawyer as someone on deliberate
misleading allegations of extortion against the
In separate interviews with The Nation yesterday,
the two officers expressed disgust over
Ogungbeje’s claim that IRT operatives had extorted
expensive telephone handsets, vehicles, money and
other valuables from his client.
Jimoh said it was unfortunate that a handful of
people, who claim to be very knowledgeable easily
resort to desperate name-calling against the police
when officers and men are only carrying out their
basic statutory duties in the interest of millions of
“As for the allegations being made against
policemen, who are investigating the kidnap
suspect, I can assure you that they are unfounded
“That notwithstanding, our officers and men will
neither be intimidated nor distracted from
performing their statutory responsibilities,” he
Kyari expressed grave disappointment, stressing
that policemen, who risked lives and limbs to bring
notorious criminals to justice, did not deserve such
He said: “Several of the items that he (Ogungbeje)
was referring to were items that we publicly
displayed and these were given adequate media
coverage across Nigeria.
“Besides, does it make sense for anyone to have
expectations that the proceeds of grievous crimes
like kidnapping or murder should remain in the
hands of a suspect, who can use such resources to
further his own ends?
“The telephone handsets that clearly linked the
suspect to crimes and other relevant exhibits
displayed before are still intact in custody; nobody
is doing all the things being unfairly alleged.”