Ebuka, during interrogation, claimed that he had gone of look for his friend, Mayoma, where he saw the operators bound in hands and legs.
He said: ” I was arrested in Ogun state where I fled to when I heard that police had arrested Pencil and others in connection with the murder cases.I was not involved in the cases at all.
I had gone to.look for Mayowa at his place but his wife told me he was not home and that she found it difficult reaching him on phone. As I left his place, I saw a friend who said I should check on him at Pencil’s boys quarters. I really met him. I also saw two men on the floor and overheard Pencil saying he would kill the men.
At that point, I told Mayowa that I was leaving because I didn’t want anything to do with the death of human beings. But Pencil shut me up and pointed a gun on my head. He said whatever was seen there should be kept within ourselves.
I was not where the men were killed, neither was I aware they were kidnapped. I was only given N40,000 the next day. It was later that I got to know that the men were kidnapped and N1.6 collected from their relations. That was why I fled to my cousin’s place in Ogun when I heard that others were equally arrested. Unfortunately, I was arrested. I regret going to look for Mayowa on that day. I also regret not reporting to the police of what I witnessed. I was not involved “.