The Lagos State Police Command has debunked claims by one of the victims of Evans who escaped from the Kidnap kingpin’s detention camp in Igando, Lagos – Chief Donatus Dunu – to the effect that the Police released one of his mentees whom he alleged gave information about him to Evans.
Dunu, had told policemen that he heard the voice of one of his boys identified simply as Emeka, in the detention camp where he was kept, discussing with Evans’ members. Consequently, Emeka and another identified person were arrested.
In an interview with the media weekend, Dunu expressed disappointment that the Police went ahead to release Emeka in spite of the glaring evidences against him.
Giving Police position on Emeka’s release, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Administration, Dansuki Galandashi, explained that “One of Evans’ victims, Chief Donatus Dunu, who escaped from where he was kept on May 12, 2017, led policemen from this command to the hideout, where arms and ammunitions, including 59 magazines, were recovered.
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“With the support of the Intelligence Response Team and Technical Intelligence Unit of the Police force, Evans was eventually arrested. The escaped victim, Dunu, told policemen that he suspected one of his boys, Emeka, who was subsequently arrested.
“To get the records straight, Emeka and two others, Kingsley and Tochukwu, were arrested and charged to court on May 17, 2017. The suspects were remanded in prison custody for one month and two weeks, from where the court granted them bail on June 23, 2017.
“Before they were granted bail, Evans was arrested. We did an identification parade and they said they did not know Evans. Evans also claimed not to know any of them.
“Besides, Evans told investigators that members of his strike team do not know any of the detention camps. He said when they strike, they usually took victims to a place from where the receiving team came to pick them to detention camps.
“Since the IGP’s creed is to inspire openness, we had no choice than to charge the case to court. The court looked at the evidences and released the suspects. The Police did not release them, the court did.”