Evans had on Thursday, through his lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, filed a suit against the police for seizing his trucks without a court order, saying the seizure violated his right.
In a counter-affidavit depose to by Inspector Haruna Idowu, the police said that Evans acquired the trucks with the proceeds of his crime, adding that 10 of them recovered by the police had been kept as exhibits in the ongoing trial of the suspect.
The affidavit reads in part: “The applicant is the notorious and most dreaded armed robber and kidnapper known as Evans, who defied police arrest for over 10 years and who had terrorised many states of Nigeria with his various gang members.
“The applicant has no other source of livelihood except armed robbery and kidnapping as so many arms and ammunition were recovered from the applicant during his arrest.
“The applicant had purchased various properties with proceeds of armed robbery and kidnapping.
“The applicant purchased 11 trucks with proceeds of crime. The police recovered 10 in Lagos while they were not able to tow the remaining one from Anambra State to Lagos due to the fact that the applicant’s brother-in-law, Mr. Okwuchukwu Obiechina, and his wife had tampered with the brain box of the truck in a bid to pervert the course of justice.
“The trucks recovered are proceeds of crime which are preserved and kept as exhibits to be tendered in the ongoing criminal prosecution of the application at the High Court of Lagos State.”
The judge, Hadizat Shagari, adjourned the matter till April 17, 2018.
Source: Naija News