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Evans The Kidnapper Cries At Court, Says He's Not Eating Well In Prison

There was a slight drama, yesterday, in the Lagos  High Court in Igbosere when the billionaire suspect kidnapped Kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans, refused to come down  from the Black Maria that took him to court.

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When the case was mentioned, the Director of Public Prosecutions of the State of Lagos, DPP, Titilayo Shitta-Bey, told the court that the problem, that Evans refused to come down from the Black Maria.
The judge ordered the prison guards to bring him to court. Then they took him in bare footed, his back full of sand and his torn green shirt on his right shoulder.

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When he was docked, he raised his hands to receive an audience.

He said: "I have an explanation to make, as I have been in the maximum prison, I have been mistreated: they have not visited, they do not feed me well, I have eye problems and I can not see very far.
"What have I done to you?" They have been hitting me, there is no good food, I have been locked in one place since August 30 of last year, why are they taking my case so personal?
"Let me face my test alive, why do people want to kill me?

However, a warder of Kirikiri's Maximum prison told the court that Evans was well cared for.
We have been treating him very well, he is well fed, and people have been visiting him, a doctor has been checking him, the doctor checked him yesterday and even this morning before he was taken to court. The doctor says he is healthy and can appear in court,” he said.

Evans, along with three others have been charged by the Lagos State government for kidnap conspiracy, kidnap and attempted murder. The remaining three persons are Joseph Emeka, Ugochukwu Nwachukwu and Victor Aduba.

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In her response to the alleged mistreatment of the accused, the State DPP, Ms. Shitta-Bey, said that Evans was simply making it up, since he is being treated well, and that the doctor has also been treating him.

"That was the same thing he said before an Ikeja High Court and we wrote the prison and they told us that they were taking care of him like any other prisoner,” she stated.
Judge Akintoye, however, asked the prisons to make sure he was treated well as the other inmates, adding that the defendants remain innocent until proven guilty.

Judge Akintoye, the judge in charge of the case left the matter pending when the lawyer of the first accused, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje will be present.

Ogungbeje had sent a letter for the court to withdraw the case, as he was on the way, but the prosecutor, Shitta-Bay, told the court that it could be another tactic to delay the matter again, stating that at the last adjourned meeting on that date, similar incident happened, he had also sent a letter that said he had an appeal on March 22 before the court of appeal.
She said however that "after he sent a letter that said he had an appeal before the court of appeal, we later discovered that the appeal had already been taken on March 20 and not on March 22.”

The lawyer of the second defendant, Ogedi Ogu, also told the court that his client had also been complaining about the same thing.
In the second charge, Evans is being tried along with Joseph Emeka, Linus Okpara and Victor Aduba, on two counts of conspiracy and illegal capture charged by the Director of Prosecutions, Lagos State.

The case has been postponed until May 25 for the trial.

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