Younger Shall Develop motors boss, Obianuju Vincent, was shot by infamous kidnapper, Evans, in an try to kidnap him in 2013, Police witness says.
The police officer connected to the Inspector-Common of Police Intelligence Response Staff, Idowu Haruna narrated the incident to a Particular Offences Court docket on Wednesday.
Evans shot Younger Shall Develop Motors boss, killed 2 escorts – Witness
Haruna advised the courtroom that Evans and his gang members shot Vincent and killed two of his escorts, Punch Metro reviews.
Evans is standing trial alongside his co-defendants – Joseph Ikenna Emeka, 29, Chiemeka Arinze, 39, Udeme Frank Upong , 43 – on seven counts of homicide, tried homicide, conspiracy to kidnap and promoting of firearms.
Haruna whereas being led in proof by the state counsel, Adebayo Haroun, mentioned the incident occurred on August 27, 2013 at Third Avenue, Festac City.
“I recognise the defendants as those that tried to kidnap the chairman of Younger Shall Develop motors, Chief Obianuju Vincent, someday in 2013.
“The YSG chairman was coming back from a recreation home alongside Festac City when his convoy was attacked by closely armed males led by Evans.
“Through the assault, the YSG chairman was shot in the appropriate arm whereas his driver, one Mr Peter Nweke, was shot lifeless. One among his escorts, Chijoke Ngozi (feminine), was additionally shot lifeless.
“Throughout a gun duel between the chairman’s police escorts and the gang, three of the gang members had been shot lifeless by Inspector Solomon Igwe, whereas the remainder fled the scene.
“Two rifles belonging to the gang members had been later recovered by the Festac Police Division, the place the case was reported and the corpses had been later eliminated by the police.
“Instantly the matter was assigned to my crew, we arrested the first defendant (Evans), who narrated the complete operation to us. Evans advised us that he was the chief and the one who led the gang to the operation. Evans talked about the third defendant (Arinze) because the informant of the operation.
“He advised us that Arinze had monitored the motion of the YSG chairman for 4 days in an effort to give him detailed details about his routine.
“Evans additionally named the 2nd defendant (Emeka) as his syndicate in all prison actions whereas the 4th defendant ( Upong) provided him with the weapons and firearms.”
“When the sufferer got here to the station, Evans knelt earlier than him and apologized for killing his two escorts. He advised him that he was sorry for his or her deaths and that it was a mistake.
“Evans advised the sufferer that he had no intention of killing anybody throughout the operation however solely needed to kidnap him and later demand for ransom.
“Evans begged that he was misinformed in regards to the sufferer’s police escorts who had been additionally armed.”
The presiding choose, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, adjourned the matter until January 6, 2019, for the continuation of trial.