Metro Why Billionaire Kidnapper Evans Is Still Being Held In Custody - IGP Idris

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, has revealed that the sensitive nature of the suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudi Onuamadike aka Evans, is the reason why he is still kept in custody till date.

The IGP, who said the suspect would soon be arraigned, added that many suspects connected to Evans may also be arrested. He explained that any attempt to quicken the process may hinder the investigation and arrest of other suspects.

The IG made this disclosure on Friday August 4 at Eko Hotel, Lagos, during a public lecture with theme: ‘Providing strategic solutions to emergent security challenges, the essentials of synergy among security agencies and the civil populace’.

Idris further disclosed that in the Month of July this year alone, over 1000 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers were arrested across the country.

“Most heinous crimes, especially kidnappings and armed robbery are being detected with great success. More than 1000 kidnappers and armed robbery suspects have been arrested and over 270 of them in the month of July alone. Many of these kidnappers are being prosecuted in various courts in Nigeria.

“I must state with some amount of confidence that our crime prevention and detection strategies have worked based on the number of kidnappers or armed robbery suspects arrested and even killed during exchange of fire with the police. You are very much aware of the killing of the notorious kidnapper, Henry Chibueze alias Vampire in Imo during an exchange of fire with the police.

I am sure you all followed the jubilation that followed the arrest of the billionaire kidnapped, Chukwudi Onuamadike alias Evans in Lagos recently. Efforts are daily made to arrest other suspected kidnappers and bandits in various parts of the country,” he said.


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