The Assistant Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari who led the Special Intelligence Response Team (SIRT) of the Lagos state police command that arrested notorious kidnap kingpin Chukwudubem Onwuamadike popularly knows as Evans has declared that about ninety percent of information being reeled out about Evans on social media is false. The senior police officer said that just like most Nigerians; he woke up every morning and hear different false stories on social media pertaining to how they arrested Evans and what he said.
Abba Kyari said: “Friends: There is a need to clear the air on some issues that are misinforming/misleading the good members of the public who are passionate about fighting crime. 90% of information shared about Evans is false “Just like most Nigerians, I wake up every morning and hear different false stories on social media pertaining to how we arrested Evans and what he said.
“Second, the actual strategy and technology we used in arresting vampire, Evans and other big kidnappers is known to only me and very few senior officers I am working together with in the FHQ.
“Third, someone like Evans would never have been arrested based on the few technics that were officially mentioned or the ones circulating in social media which are actually technics already known to criminals. “We've gone ahead of those technics. Our real strategy and technology used in picking Evans and his gang members have never been mentioned to the media or members of the public, and will never be mentioned.
“Fourth, Evans faced the media twice; first when he was paraded in the Lagos command HQ by the Force Public Relations Officer and secondly when he took irt detectives to his detention camps in Lagos for the world to witness him taking the police to his camp that only him and his boys knows. This is so that in future he cannot deny acquiring and operating kidnapper's detention camps in Lagos.
“Fifth, please I urge members of the public to focus more on what they see or hear from major newspapers and television stations who have names to protect and avoid the avalanche of lies and fictions that is coming out from blogs and social media everyday. “Yes we agree Evans is the biggest and most notorious criminal arrested during the social media age in Nigeria, but there should be some decree of decorum and honesty in reporting news please.