SARS Tortured, Killed Detainees in My presence – Evans tells Court

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It would seem like being charged to court has not prevented alleged billionaire Kidnapper popularly known as Evans from experiencing tortures and horrors not spoken of in open spaces.

Evans related his experiences in the hands of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) while in their custody to a packed court during his trial.

The man on trial for conspiracy and kidnapping narrated how SARS officials tortured his person alongside others; he also alleges the murder of several detainees by the security operatives before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Ikeja High Court, Lagos.

In the continuation of the trial, Evans had alleged that his wrote his testimony being used against him under duress from the police.

In response the defense counsel had presented a five-minute-33-second video recording which was played in the courtroom.

The video showed Inspector Idowu Haruna, a member of the IGP Intelligence Response Team, sitting beside Evans, cautioning him and taking his statement.

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The defense counsel to Evans, Mr. Olanrewaju Ajanaku, had however disputed the validity of the video saying it had been edited.

He proceeded to lead Evans in evidence with the latter describing himself as a businessman who dealt in haulage and ornaments, residing at No. 3, Fred Soyebode Street, Magodo Lagos.

He then proceeded to vividly describe how he was tortured by police officers after his arrest.

“Inspector Idowu Haruna (member of IGP Intelligence Response Team) took me to Abuja and brought me back to Lagos where I was at the Inspector General (IG) Guest House at Obalende, Lagos.

Sunny, the 2 I/C (second in command) to Abba Kyari Mr Christian Ugu, Mr Phillip and other police officers working with them were there.

Idowu Haruna brought about 25 sheets of paper and asked me to sign. That day, my mind told me not to sign because it might be my death warrant.

Mr. Phillip put his hand in his pocket and brought out a brown hospital card. He showed it to me and told me to sign it, saying, ‘Do you think that we are joking here?’ He said if anything happens to me here, this card covers everything.

Mr. Phillip said the police would not be held responsible. And before I knew it, Mr. Christian slapped me, and that was how they started beating me,”

He further described executions which took place in his presence;

“Mr. Christian Ugu was smoking. He quenched the cigarette on my hand. My Lord, look at my head where they beat me. My Lord, look at my hand.

They took me to the backyard of the I.G’s guest house. I sustained injuries on my head and body and Mr. Phillip asked the policemen to walk on me. When I started bleeding, he said, ‘You think we are joking here?’

At the backyard, I saw some people that I was paraded with. They were wearing leg chains. Some of them had bullet wounds on their legs and Mr. Phillip ordered Idowu Haruna to bring a big brown cello tape, handkerchief and polybags.

“Idowu Haruna forced a handkerchief into the mouth of one of them. He used the cello tape to tightly tape his mouth and face and put a polybag over his head and cello-taped it. He used another poly bag and cello-taped it the second time and they left the man on the ground.
“The man on the ground was shaking. He pissed (urinated) on his body. He pooed (defecated) on his body, and after a while, he went quiet.

Idowu Haruna went to the man and stepped on his body, and he was irresponsive. Then he told me, ‘Can you see? I have travelled him.”

Evans went ahead to tell the court that four detainees were executed in the same way by the police officer, after which he started begging for his life;

 “I was brought before them and I started begging, asking them what they wanted me to do, and they told me to cooperate with them. I said okay, I would do anything they wanted me to do.

Phillip asked them to take me to the house and he asked if I knew the method of killing and I said no. They said that it is called ‘Saddam Hussein. 

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