Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans Owns 4 Mansions In Lagos, Ghana, $170,000 Watch, $20,000 Phones
Billionaire kingpin, Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike, popularly known as Evans, was paraded by the Nigeria Police in Lagos, on Sunday afternoon.
Evans, a native of Nnewi in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State has been behind many abductions of notable prominent Nigerians in Lagos State, including the Western, Eastern, South-South and some Northern States.
Luck ran out of him when the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team stormed his Magodo residence to effect his arrest on Saturday 10th of June, 2017.
Evans was first declared wanted in August, 2013 when he masterminded the attempted kidnap of Chief Vincent Onianudo, the owner of Young Shall Grow Motors in Festac, Lagos, where a Policeman attached to the victim foiled the attack and killed three ‘3’ of Evans gang members but also lost his life in the process.
Some of Evan’s gang members were subsequently arrested, but he regrouped after with several gangs and became more vicious and unleashed terror in the mentioned States of the Federation.
EVANS and his gangs keep their victim kidnapped in Lagos Area at House No. 21 Prophet Asaye Close New Igando, Lagos State until the ransom is paid to him.
Ransom money are paid to him in Millions of Dollars, some victims are kept for upward of six to seven months until the last penny is paid. He never reduces his tagged ransom money. None of his gang members know his house.
In his confession, Evans told newsmen that he has two houses in highbrow Magodo Estate in Lagos, which he brought for N130 million and N70 million.
Evans, who disclosed that he had been in the kidnapping business for 10 years, also confessed to have two four bedroom houses in Ghana.
He claimed to have a wristwatch he bought for $170,000 and nine phones, three of which cost $6,000 each.
The kidnap kingpin said he sent his wife away when he realised the police were closing in on him.
He said he once relocated to Ghana and was planning to travel abroad before he was caught.
Evans also gave timelines of some of the gang’s activities and how they made a stagegering $5million dollars from 4 victims, aside other millions of Naira.
In one of the cases, they requested for another $1m from a family that already paid similar amount to have their relative freed because “the family members were rude to them during negotiation.”
The gang members are as follows:
Felix Chinemerem 36yrs Native of ArichukwuOhafia LGA of Abia State second in command of Evans.
Nwosu Chikodi Chukwuma aka Sudo 42yrs, 3rd in Command to Evans. He has over 20yrs experience in Armed robbery and about 8yr experience in Kidnapping.
Uchechukwu Amadi, native of Anambra State, longtime Evans boy and head of the detention Camp in Igando.
Ogechi Amadi is the woman who rented the house and cooks for the Kidnappers and their victims in the camp.
Timelines of kidnappings
a. Mbarikatta William Uboma, 35, kidnapped June 16th, 2012 at about 11.am on his arrival from Hungary while he was close to his house. He was in his Toyota Car 2010 model in company of his brother 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.
b. 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.
c. 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.
d. 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.
e. 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.
g. 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.
h. James Uduji; kidnapped close to his house at 7th Avenue Festac late last year. Held for 6 six weeks. Paid $1M.
i. Chief Raymond Okoye – Odu- Na –Ichida, kidnapped 2015. Paid $1M as ransom, held captive for 2months
j. Uche Okoroafor, trader at Alaba, kidnapped 2015, held captive for three (3) months, paid $1M.
k. 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.
l. Francis Umeh also a spare parts dealer at Aspanda, kidnapped July 2016 at Raji Rasaki Estate, released after two months in captivity.
m. The last Victim was 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.
Police spokesman added that 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.