Accused kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans, has accused seven senior police officers and others on the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) 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, jewellery, television, cars and trucks.
Evans also 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 officers, according to him, include an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Abba Kyari, three Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP) Phillip Rieninwa, Sunny Ubua and Emmanuel Ali and two police inspectors, Idowu Haruna and Egunjobi Segun.
He claimed that the policemen “forcefully and corruptly extorted” N50m from Evans, while his wife was also forced to part with another N5m.
A sum of $10,000 was also allegedly forcibly taken from him.
He listed other items to include a Brigade wrist watch, 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 worth $100,000.
Evans also accused the police of taking away from his apartment, his 85-inch Samsung television set, worth N6.5m
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.
Apart from Kyari, the other police officers mentioned in the petition are Rieninwa, who was specifically accused of obtaining $10,000 from the kidnap suspect; Ubua; Ali; Haruna; Segun and “other policemen attached to the IGP Intelligence Response Team.”
The lawyer also alleged that Evans’ girlfriend, one Amaka Offor, “was roundly sexually molested and abused by the above policemen of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team.”
However, in a swift response, the police confirmed that certain items were taken from Evans but that they were all exhibits.
Kyari told The Nation that the police were unable to comment on each of the allegations because the matter is sub judice.
Nevertheless, he clarified that all items recovered from Evans had been included in the exhibit list filed in the court case. It was, he added, at the court’s discretion to make the exhibit list public.