- Evans complained to the presiding judge that he has not been fed in detention
- He accused the prison warders of treating him badly
- The judge ordered an investigation to be carried out
Billionaire kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans has cried out in court about the way he is treated in detention.
According to Sahara Reporters, the kidnap kingpin complained at the Lagos state high court in Ikeja on Friday, November 17 that he is not properly fed.
He complained to the judge that the last time he ate was five days before and begged the court to allow him access to food.
Other defendants are: Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Chukwunonso Aduba.
As soon as he appeared in court, Evans began agitating on the treatment he and others were receiving from prison warders.
He said: "This is unfair, I have not been given food and change of clothes. I was not given the opportunity to bathe since Wednesday. I am seriously hungry now. They locked us in one place, no food and no water to bathe. The last we were fed was when a wife of one of us brought food"
Evans’ lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, asked the court to grant permission for him to have access to food.
He said: "apart from being starved my lord, they are locked up in solitary confinement with no access to anybody. If this continues, they may not be in the right frame of mind to continue the trial".
Hakeem Oshodi who is the presiding judge ordered an investigation into the allegation.
"The Director of Public Prosecution should please investigate these allegations. A defendant is innocent until he is proven guilty by a competent court.”
Meanwhile, Evans lost as Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Lagos state high court, Igbosere, ruled on Friday, November 10, 2017, that he and his suspected accomplices all have cases to answer.
The judge’s ruling came as Evans and the suspected accomplices face two separate charges filed against them by the Lagos state government.
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