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Evans: Kidnap kingpin still in Police custody, investigation ongoing- Officials

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Deny killing Olatunde Ojuregbe
Jude Johnson 

 

The Nigerian Police has said that kidnap kingpin, has not eloped but well secured in their custody contrary to recent reports.

 

The Force Public Relations Officer (PRO), Jimoh Moshood, in a statement on Saturday, debunked the Evans has vanished as false and untrue.

 

“Evans is intact in Police Custody, investigation into all the crimes he has committed which include several kidnappings; armed robbery and murder is ongoing. The Police have made significant progress in the investigations of these crimes.

“The public should disregard and discountenance all media reports in the social and print media that he has vanished or released and all criminal charges against him dropped as untrue and absolute falsehood,” Moshood said.

According to him, “Evans is in Police custody and would be arraigned in court along with other members of his gang on completion of investigation”.

In a related development, The FCT Police Command has described as false a news item on a television station that citizen Olatunde Ojuregbe was killed by men of the Command.

The Police Public Relations Officer, FCT Police Command, DSP Anjuguri J. Manzah in a releases sent to the press described the allegation as reported misleading news report orchestrated to disparage the Command and pitch the public against the police.

‘It is pertinent to state unequivocally that the Police which is a law enforcement agency guided by the rule of law and duty bound to respect, protect and fulfill the rights of citizens did not play any role, under whatever guise, in the murder of the deceased.

On 17/06/2017 at about 6:30am a passer-by informed the Police at Jikwoyi division that a man name and address unknown was lying lifeless inside a Golden colour Honda accord car with registration  No. LT 528 KJA Lagos, by Cele Bus stops along Kurudu Jikwoyi.

Upon receipt of the information a team of police detectives  was immediately mobilised to the scene where the victim later identified as Olatunde Ojuregbe ‘m’ 43 years of Kurudu Village was seen lying on the driver’s seat with a bullet wound on his body and bullet mark on the driver’s door. The photograph of the scene was taken before the victim was moved to Asokoro general hospital where he was certified dead by a medical doctor. His corpse was then deposited at the mortuary for further investigation.

One Priscilla Olatunde ‘f’ 24 years who gave her statement voluntarily said she is the wife of the deceased.

The cash sum of twenty-five thousand naira (N25, 000) and some electrical working tools were found inside the deceased’s car.

While investigation is still ongoing, she said, the Command wants to assure members of the public that it will not hesitate to make public its findings on the ongoing investigation upon successful conclusion


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