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‘Evans will not escape justice’- Lagos Attorney General vows

The Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeniji Kazeem has assured that no effort would be spared in ensuring the logical conclusion of the cases filed in court against alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike aka Evans.

Recall that Evans, who was arrested at his mansion in Magodo, Lagos Mainland in 2017 is being prosecuted by the government alongside others for masterminding and executing series of high profile kidnappings and murder in the State.

Kazeem who spoke at the ongoing Ministerial Press Briefing held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa, Lagos Mainland, said the government was committed to ensure the logical conclusion of all pending cases in court and serve justice to the people.

According to him: “On the Evans’ matter, the cases filed against him are ongoing in court. The issue is that the lawyer representing him is trying to play some games to delay the matter but in all his games, we have been defeating him in court.

“We have filed different cases. Some are for kidnapping and some bordered on murder and his lawyer is fighting all the cases but what I can assure the people is that we are committed to ensure the matter is concluded and defeat him at the end of the day.”

Meanwhile, the Attorney General noted that the Anti-Land Grabbers Task Force designed by the present administration to fight the menace of forceful take-over of properties have so far received 1300 petitions out of which 855 were concluded and 530 currently at various stages of resolution.

“In the period under review, over 35 arrests of suspected notorious land grabbers were effected while 26 criminal prosecution cases against suspected land grabbers are presently ongoing,” he said.

On other high profile cases in the state, Kazeem said it was gratifying to report that the cases were progressing in court. He added that the case against the General Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly, Rev. Chukwuemeka Ezeugo, a.k.a Reverend King who is presently on death sentence imposed by the court would have his fate determined in due course.



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