•billionaire kidnapper’s whereabouts unknown

•moved out of lagos midnight via 30 closely armed men

With the aid of ade alade and chioma igbokwe

After weeks of public furore and media frenzy, a unexpected blackout has descended at the case of chukwuduneme onwuamadike a.Okay.A. Evans, nigeria’s notorious billionaire kidnapper, thus fuelling speculations that he’s escaped, or lifeless.

Saturday solar has but gathered that evans isn't useless as his circle of relatives now fears but has been moved from the lagos police command headquarters mobile through about 30 closely armed men at nighttime few days ago to an undisclosed vacation spot. A few senior cops within the understand advised saturday solar he become moved to abuja

Indeed, in the previous few days, a palpable silence appeared to have enshrouded the evans phenomenon. In which is evans? It's far a query the police isn't always prepared to officially solution right now. A person who hitherto divulged the information of his crook existence to the public nearly on a every day basis is all of sudden now not available to even the clicking corps.

All a saturday sun reporter who visited the state police command turned into told became that evans is no longer allowed to talk to the press until in addition note. The secrecy surrounding his whereabouts inside the reliable quarters baffles the ones who've carefully observed his tale because his arrest.

After days of sniffing around the lagos police formations to get statistics on evans whereabouts, it changed into collected that the kidnap kingpin have been moved out of the lagos command headquarters days in the past through closely armed policemen and is but to be back.

Police had closing week stated that they had got a court docket order to detain him for three months to give them sufficient time to finish their investigation. This accompanied two fits filed with the aid of evans legal professional, olukoya ogungbeje, on the excessive court docket looking for   his launch and claiming n300m damages from the police.

Some senior cops who spoke to saturday sun on situation of anonymity expressed fears that evans might not make it to the court docket. They argued that he might plot his break out from prison, or get across to a number of his individuals who're still on the run. Their issues aren't farfetched, given that numerous inmates in the past had reportedly dedicated tons heinous crimes even at the same time as in jail.

A number of the officials confirmed that evans was no longer in the police mobile in lagos. “he has now not been again in view that he was moved out. Evans is a damaged guy; police can’t inn to extra-judicial killings at this point. He is cooperating, and he is prepared to help go back all his unwell-gotten wealth as soon as feasible”, one of the officials said.

Another reliable supply at the police command informed saturday solar “evans isn't always an normal criminal. I wager that they took him out for in addition research however i don’t understand why they may be but to return him to his cell.” the supply further confident: “no one is planning to kill evans. I trust that they will go back him later. He could be in any properly cellular inside the country for protection motives, however i'm able to assure you that he isn't lifeless but. Although anything occurs to him, if he dies in custody, it'll be due to cancer which he claims  he is tormented by.”

Yet any other senior police officer who favored anonymity confident that evans is okay. “he is ok and seriously cooperating with the police in its investigation. From the appearance of things, he won't spend up to 3 months in detention before he’s charged to court docket. As for his location, i assure you that he's in a shielding custody someplace out of town.” the officer who reinforced fears within the police circle, said that “a criminal is usually a criminal,” adding that, “with the range of theft cases and kidnappings to his credit, he's well known among criminals.”

He informed saturday solar: “in the brief length that he spent in our cellular, he is already controlling inmates in the cell. They fear and appreciate him; we do not need to run the hazard of allowing him to form every other infamous organization that is commonplace amongst them.”

On why his circle of relatives is but to get get right of entry to to him, the officer said that they may be but to approach the police. “quite a few his circle of relatives individuals benefitted from his ill-gotten wealth, so they may be afraid to come back near the police station.

Evans confirmed that he offered a automobile for his father and additionally gave him n3m. The police will recover such cash and houses.

We will soon get a warrant to select his father up and likely his mother, who additionally benefitted.”

Calls and text messages to both the lagos police spokesman, olarinde famous-cole and the force seasoned, moshood jimoh on the professional function of the police on evans’ whereabouts have been neither responded nor answered to as at 10pm the day before today.


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