Police explain why kidnap kingpin is still being detained

The police have maintained focus despite attempts by Evans gang members to distract investigations.

Evans flanked by security operatives

The suspect who has sued high ranking members of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has claimed that his continued detainment is unlawful.

This continued pressure on the police has been described in a news compiled by The Guardian News as a desperate measure by members of Evans gang who are currently still at large.

It is believed that they are trying to speed up the court hearing of their leader in order to cool off the chase being made by the police to secure their arrest.

“Evans gang members who wanted him to go to court before Police will finish investigations that have been leading to their exposure and arrests, hired a lawyer who sued the Lagos State Commissioner of Police and OC SARS.

“They are insisting that Evans should be charged to court,” the spokesperson told The Guardian.

The police already anticipated the move by Evans' gang and have reportedly "secured an order of the Federal High Court to detain Evans for at least three months," report says.

This is expected to allow the NPF more time as it aims to conclude investigations on the case which has taken them beyond Nigeria and to countries such as Ghana and South Africa.

According to the police spokesperson, the jittery and panicking reaction of the gang members has led them to make quite a number of mistakes.

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