The police during the sitting by Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Tuesday said a petitioner, Ndubuisi Obiechina who lost two-month pregnancy in police detention is a sister to an alleged notorious kidnapper, Evans.
During cross-examination, Legal Officer, Intelligence Response Team, Nosa Uhumwango picked holes in the testimony of Mrs Obiechina, saying there are contradictions in her statement and her testimonies.
Uhumwango said Obiechina who is a school teacher was arrested in 2017 because her phone number and that of her husband were allegedly used by the notorious alleged kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, to make contact with the family of a kidnap victim to collect $1million ransom.
The schoolteacher and her husband, Ogechukwu, had first appeared on October 31 before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing cases of rights violations by men of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
Obiechina had narrated to the panel how she was arrested by SARS, detained, and tortured over a period of 22 days till she lost her two-month pregnancy.
The police legal counsel during cross-examined, however, disclosed that Obiechina is Evan’s sister.
Legal Officer IRT: Do you know why you were arrested?
Nzugbe Obechina: No
Legal Officer IRT: ARE YOU RELATED TO EVANS?
Nzugbe: Who is Evans?
Legal Officer IRT: The popular Evans.
Nzugbe asks for a full name and admits the person identified is her brother. She also admits the person was arrested for kidnapping.
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