Following the revelation of a senior police officer that he arrested billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamdike, a.k.a. Evans, in 2006 for armed robbery and how he was freed by a police officer, the Police High Command has ordered a full-scale investigation into the matter.
The investigation became necessary, as Evans had allegedly owned up to the allegation of involvement in armed robbery.
A senior police officer had alleged that in 2006, a gang of armed robbers had attacked a commercial bank in Lagos and went somewhere around the National Arts Theatre, Iganmu, to share the loot.
The officer said when he saw the pictures in the media, he recognized Evans as the man he investigated for armed robbery.
A senior police officer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said: “Evans has confessed to the 2006 armed robbery attack on a bank and the shooting of seven persons.
“Following his confession, the police authorities want to know how Evans was freed from the armed robbery offence, the police want to know who the police woman Tina is and whether she played a vital role in the release of Evans. We want to know whether other officers were also involved or if the court freed Evans.
“I assure you that if Evans was released without due process, those police officers, whether they are still in the force or not would be fished out and made to face the law. We will get to the root of the matter. Heads will roll if policemen were responsible for shielding an armed robbery case.”