Collaborators pressurizing us to release Evans -Police *Soldier arrested as gang member of Kidnap Kingpin

By Editor on 25/06/2017

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Police authority in Lagos said that the force is being pressurized to release billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans.

Evans was arrested penultimate Saturday from his mansion at Magodo Estate, Lagos for multiple kidnappings. A reward of N30 million was placed by the force for any useful information that could lead to his arrest. The notorious kidnapper has been on the police wanted list for over seven years.

Acting Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Galadanshi Dasuki while addressing news men at the Command Headquarters, Ikeja, said that the Police were not in a hurry to release Evans, inspite of calls from different quarters to do so.

He said : “ Evans has been a kidnapper for a long time and has been on the wanted list of the Police in Anambra, Abuja , Enugu, Edo and Lagos states. He also has a criminal gang, some of whom have been arrested in Enugu and Lagos. But there are still more out there. Therefore, this needs a painstaking investigation

Besides, we need to under study him as well as debrief him . By so doing, we intend to use his tactics to get others. He will eventually be charged to court after investigation is concluded”.



Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has arrested a soldier in  Lagos for allegedly being part of the gang of the notorious kidnapper, Chukwudi  Onuwamadike, alias Evans.

A police source, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said that the team led by ACP Abba Kyari arrested the soldier after weeks of  surveillance.

The soldier identified as Chukwunonso, lance corporal, with Army No: 09/NA/64/6317 is attached to the Nigeria Army Band Corps, Abatti Barracks, Surulere, Lagos State.

He was arrested on Friday at about 9 p.m in Ojo area of Lagos.

The source, however, said that police detectives in a follow-up to the confession made by Evans, arrested the soldier.

It said that the kidnap kingpin had told policemen during interrogation that some notable people collaborated with him in his operations for seven years.

The source said the soldier in his confessional statement, said he had accompanied Evans in three different kidnap operations in Lagos, and got N2 million, N1.5 million and N3 million respectively as his shares.

“There are serious efforts to apprehend other gang members and efforts will be made  to  arrest of others,’’ the source said.

NAN reports that the billionaire kidnapper was arrested on June 10 after being hunted by police for seven years at his Magodo Estate mansion in Lagos.

He  told the police during interrogation that some yet to be known notable people collaborated with him during his  operations.

CSP Mosheed Jimoh, the Force Spokesman, had promised while parading the kidnap  that every name mentioned by the gang members would be arrested, no matter how highly placed.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Lagos State in charge of Administration, Dansuki Galadanchi, had denied media report that the command released one Emeka, who gave out his boss  Evans and his gang members.

Galadanchi said that after Emeka’s boss, Chief Donatus Duru  escaped from the kidnappers’ detention camp in Igando, the suspect was arrested and charged to Ebute-Meta Magistrate Court 2 and was remanded in prison afterwards.

“It came as a surprise to the police, when a television station reported that the suspect escaped from the police custody.

“Emeka was never in our custody, we charged him to court immediately we arrested him, how come they now said we allowed him to escape from our custody, that is not true,” he said. 


Source NAN

Posted on June, 25 2017

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