Nigeria's richest kidnapper loves good things, *See his mansion, list of victims

By Editor on 12/06/2017

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The Nigerian Police on Sunday, kept their words, when they eventually paraded Chukwudubem Onwuamadike aka Evans, described as Nigeria’s most successful and richest kidnapper, along his alleged members of his gang.

The police who also displayed all manner of weapons allegedly seized from the gang from their different hideouts, were said to have been to have achieve the feat after about three months of combing.

The alleged notorious kingpin, was reportedly nabbed on Saturday by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Intelligence Response Team (IRT), headed by Abba Kyari, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), at his hideout in Magodo, a high-brow residential area in Lagos.

Part of the several exotic items said to have been recovered from him, at his eye-popping mansions in the exclusive estate, included a designer’s wristwatch which costs $170,000 (about N70million).

An eye-witness was quoted as saying that Evans, thought to be about 40 years, did not resist arrest. The security team that came for him was said to be from a special unit in the office of Inspector General of Police (IGP). According to his neighbours, Evans had been living all alone in a mansion he recently bought on Fred Soboyede Street, Magodo.

The house, constructed by B3, a property firm, was built less than two years ago. Eyewitnesses, who live close by, disclosed that the policemen started shooting immediately they got to the gate and released about 50 shots, with Evans’ neighbours seeking refuge wherever they could. After the shooting, the officers, numbering about 10, then moved in and later surfaced with him, without any resistance.

All his belongings, including sets of chairs, in the house were also moved away by the team. Guns, cutlasses and other items suspected to be part of his arsenal were also recovered and taken away. The private security guard on duty at his gate was however allowed to stay back. When Sunday Tribune visited the house last night, the entire house, both within and the outside, was well lit.

He is said to be married with four wives, with none living with him in the Magodo hideout. Evans reportedly has another house in Igando. He was said to be living large despite being in hiding, completely disconnected from the national grid.

The police a statement signed by force spokesman, Moshood Jimoh, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), listed his victims to include Mbarikatta William Uboma, Paul Cole, Mohammed Jamal, a Lebanese; Kingsley Nwokenta, Anthony Ozoanidobi and Leo Abraham.

Others are Ojukwu Cosmas, James Uduji, Raymond Okoye, Uche Okoroafor, Elias Ukachukwu, Francis Umeh and Danatus Dunu.

Those arrested with him include: Nwosu Chikodi Chukwuma, a,k,a., Sudo, 42 years, said to be third in command, Suoyo Paul, a.k.a., Nwanna, 42, Felix Chinemerem, 36, Ikenna Emeka, 28, Uchechukwu Amad and Ogechukwu Amadi.

Arms and ammunition recovered from the gang, included, five AK47 riffles, one AK49 riffle, two double barrel (long) riffle, two English pistols, 59 AK47 magazines with ammunition, 1272 live ammunition of AK47 (9mm), five different plate numbers.

The alleged kingpin was said to have owned two (2) Mansions in Magodo GRA Phase 2 worth about N300million in addition to two other houses in a highbrow area of Accra City in Ghana among many other properties such as exotic cars, expensive watches, Jewelleries e.t.c, reportedly bought from the ransom money.

He was said to have on June 16, 2012, effected the kidnap of Mbarikatta William Uboma, 35, at about on his arrival from Hungary while he was close to his house.

The victim was said to be driving in a Toyota car 2010 model in company of his brother who wanted to drop him at his house when a Passat car emerged from nowhere and blocked his car.

“They blindfolded him and forcefully abducted him to an unknown destination. They later demanded a ransom of N10M. However, N2M was later paid while they collected other personal accessories. He was finally dropped at Okota on the third day.

“Paul Cole, 34, from Ohafia in Abia State. A Director with Ocean Glory Commodities, Apapa, kidnapped August 3rd, 2012 at Festac Town together with his General Manager, Jude Ugoje and another staff, PiriyeGogo, and taken to an unknown destination.

“They demanded for N10M. On August 6th 2012, they collected N5M ransom at Maza-maza area of Lagos State. Mohammed Jamal, 22, a Lebanese, kidnapped on August 19, 2012 at Ajah by three armed men, taken away blindfolded. N7M ransom was later paid at Ojo Barracks.

“Kingsley Nwokenta, 34, kidnapped September 19, 2012 after he left Lebanana Bar in Festac at Mile two under bridge. Later, paid N1.5M ransom while they made away with his black Toyota Venza and other accessories. Anthony Ozoanidobi, 41, kidnapped in October 10th 2012 along Marwa road Satellite Town.

“Ransom of N1.5M paid after which he was released at Apple Junction, Amuwo-Odofin. f. Leo Abraham 58, kidnapped August 20, 2012. Paid ransom of N5M and was later released along Badagry road, Lagos. OjukwuCosmas, 45, sells Toyota parts at Aspanda Trade Fair. Kidnapped January 21, 2016 at Festac Town. It was not clear when and how he was released.


See the weapons, ammunition recovered from richest KIDNAPPER in Lagos

“James Uduji: kidnapped close to his house at 7th Avenue Festac late last year, held for 6 six weeks, paid $1m. Chief Raymond Okoye – Odu- Na –Ichida, kidnapped 2015. Paid $1M as ransom, held captive for two months. UcheOkoroafor, a trader at Alaba, kidnapped 2015, held captive for three (3) months, paid $1M. Elias Ukachukwu kidnapped November 2015. Paid $1m. Date of release unknown but it was gathered that his abductors were insisting on another $1m claiming family members were rude to them during negotiation.

“Francis Umeh also a spare parts dealer at Aspanda, kidnapped July 2016 at RajiRasaki Estate, released after two months in captivity. m. The last Victim is Mr. Danatus Dunu he kidnapped in Ilupeju February 2017 and fortunately the man escaped from the Igando House where Evans kept him with his boys last month.

During interrogation and preliminary investigation, Evans and his gangs confessed to all the kidnappings linked to them and made confessional statements to the various roles they played in the commission of the crimes. They will be charged to court on completion of investigation." 




Posted on June, 12 2017

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