Evans alleges maltreatment, refuses to come down from prison van
Suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also called Evans, yesterday alleged that he was being maltreated in prison.Evans, who was to be arraigned at an Igbosere High Court refused to come down from the prison black Maria that brought him to the premises
The trial judge, Adedayo Akintoye, had to order the prison warders to bring him into the courtroom.The suspected kidnapper later walked barefooted into the courtroom, with his back filled with sand, and his green Tee Shirt torn on the right shoulder.
Evans told the told court: “I have an explanation to make. Since I have been in the maximum prison, they have been maltreating me, they don’t allow any visit, and they don’t feed me well. I have eye problem and I can not see far.”
He cried: “What I have done to you people, they have been beating me, no good food and I have been locked up in one place since August 30 last year. Why are they taking my case personal?” Let me face my trial alive, why do you people want to kill me.”
But, the prison warder from Kirikiri Maximum Prison told the court that he was being well taken care of like other inmates.He disclosed that he has been seeing a doctor since he complained about his health.The state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Ms. Titilayo Shitta-Bey, also said Evans was just making up the story.
The warder added that on the contrary, the doctor confirmed that he was fit; hence he was brought to court.However, Evans interjected the prison warder that it was a nurse that came to check him, and not a doctor, and that he was only allowed one visit.Justice Akintoye asked the prison to take good care of him, adding that an accused was presumed innocent until he is pronounced guilty.
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