Inspector Idowu Haruna , a member of the Intelligence Response Team of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) on Tuesday told an Ikeja Special Offences Court that he obtained the confessional statements of alleged kidnap kingpin Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans under a conducive atmosphere.
Led in evidence by the prosecution, Adebayo Haroun, at resumed proceedings, Haruna maintained that Evans voluntarily gave his statement at the State Command of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.
He was giving evidence before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo.
Insp. Haruna denied the claims of Evans that his statement was obtained under duress arguing that the statements was read to him after documentation and his superior officer who also counter signed the statements after Evans affirmed the contents.
Evans was arraigned before Justice Taiwo with three other defendants Joseph Emeka, Chiemeka Arinze, and Udeme Upong over alleged attempt to kidnap the Chairman of the Young Shall Grow Motors, Mr. Vincent Obianodo.
They are facing a seven-count charge bordering on murder, attempt to commit murder, attempt to kidnap, sale and transfer of firearms.
They all pleaded not guilty.
Justice Taiwo of an Ikeja has adjourned further hearing in the matter till August 25.
In a related matter, Evans was charged before the Court alongside one Victor Aduba on a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, kidnapping and unlawful possession of firearms.
They were accused of conspiring and kidnapping of one Sylvanus Hafia. (The Nation)