“Police Sexually Abusing Evans’ Girlfriend, Extorts N50M From Him” – His Lawyer

The lawyer representing billionaire
kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike
(popularly known as Evans), has accused
officers of the Inspector General of Police’s
Intelligence Response Team of extorting
money and valuables running into
hundreds of millions of naira from his

Olukoya Ogungbeje, who petitioned the
Police Service Commission on Friday, also
accused the officers of sexually molesting
Evans’ girlfriend, Amaka Offor.

The petition was also copied to the
National Assembly, the Inspector General of
Police, the National Human Rights
Commission, and Amnesty International.

“Our client has duly briefed us on the
above captioned subject matter involving
the police officers and policemen attached
to the Inspector General of Police
Intelligence Response Team,” read the
petition captioned in part ‘The Evans Case
and Saga: Brazen Extortion, Corruption,
Gross Misconduct, Indiscipline, Sexual
Molestation and Human Rights Violation
Against the Inspector General of Police
Intelligence Response Team Police Officers
and Policemen.’

Jimoh Moshood, the Force Public Relations
Officer, did not immediately respond to
requests for comments.

Evans pleaded guilty to two counts of
conspiracy and kidnapping last August, and
is currently at the Kirikiri Maximum Prison
awaiting sentencing by a Lagos court.
But in this latest development, Mr.

Ogungbeje accused the police, who
detained him (Evans) for almost three
months, before his first appearance in
court, of forcefully collecting millions of
naira as well as valuables and properties
from his client.

“For the avoidance of doubt, it is our
secured brief that in the course of
investigating our client while being
detained in the custody of the Inspector
General of Police Intelligence Response
Team (IRT) on the allegation of kidnapping,
the following under-listed items were
forcefully and corruptly extorted from our

1. The sum of N50, 000,000 (Fifty Million
Naira) cash.
2. Another sum of N5,000,000 (Five Million
Naira) sent by our client’s wife as
pressured by the above policemen.
3. Twenty-five (25) Mack Trucks forcefully
taken but not listed as exhibits in the
ongoing criminal trial of our client.
4. Brigade wristwatch worth One Hundred
and Seventeen (117) Thousand U.S Dollars.
5. Pendant cross worth Seventy (70)
Thousand U.S Dollars.
6. Necklace worth Twenty-Five (25)
Thousand U.S Dollars.
7. Virtu Phone worth Thirty (30) Thousand
U.S Dollars.
8. Virtu Signature Phone worth Seventeen
(17) Thousand U.S Dollars.
9. Ten (10) Thousand U.S Dollars cash
extorted by ASP Phillip Rieninwa.
10. Five (5) Pieces of Saphono Rucci
Diamond Rings worth One Hundred (100)
Thousand U.S Dollars.
11. Lexus 470 Jeep.
12. Grand Cherokee Jeep.
13. L 400 Mitsubishi Bus.
14. Toyota Highlander (Gold Colour).
15. Eighty-Five (85) Inches Samsung
Television set worth 6.5 Million Naira
amongst others.

The lawyers added that, “our client also
confided in us that one (Amaka Offor) his
girlfriend was sexually molested and
abused by the above policemen of the
Inspector General of Police Intelligence
Response Team (IRT),” the petition read.

The petition urged the Police Service
Commission to conduct an investigation
into the incident and invoke appropriate
sanctions including dismissal against the
culpable police officers.

“Sir, you would agree with us that these
allegations are too weighty to be ignored
by any right-thinking Nigerian.

“There is no gainsaying the fact that it calls
for prompt investigation, inquiry and
appropriate sanctions. We are using this
medium as our own way of galvanizing
institutional sanity, cleansing and reform
in the Nigeria Police Force as an

“As we speak, the brother in law and other
relations of our client are still being
detained and tortured by the Inspector
General of Police Intelligence Response
Team (IRT) without being arraigned before
a Court of law,” the petition added.


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