‘’I lost about N25
million to Nigeria customs in the time I was into imprtation,where afterword I relocated
to south-Africa where I started peddling Drugs, in that process, my partners shot
me off as dead, I recuperated, retuned back to Nigeria and decided to start
kidnapping rich men for ransom’’

These were the words of
notorious kidnap lord, Evans, whose real name is Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike,
and who was paraded yesterday at the Lagos Command Headquarters, Ikeja, by the
police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood.
Also paraded were six of
his alleged gang members: Felix Chinemerem, Nwosu Chikodi Chukwuma, Suoyo Paul
(Sudo), Ikenna Emeka (Nwana), Uchechukwu Amadi and Ogechi Amadi.
According to Evans, he
started his kidnapping escapade under notorious China, admitting to have been
among the members who attempted to kidnap the owner of Young Shall Grow Motors,
Chief Vincent Obianodo.
He said after two of the
gang members were killed in that operation and China also died, he started his
own gang, adding that he has six men in Lagos, whom he directs to any part of
the country to work.
They usually go in
groups of three or four to execute any mission, adding that other recruits are
done for particular operations and discharged once the job was over.
The suspect claimed he
has never killed anyone, adding that most of those killed during operations
were done by his gang members.
According to him,
Urchman, Uche and Nnamdi were the ones who carried weapons and that one Chinedu
and a certain Ehis brought contacts and names of victims to be kidnapped.
He claimed he has
kidnapped about 10 people since he started his own gang in 2015, adding that Uyi
Technical and Dan Odete, who brought N100 million and N50 million ransom
respectively, were picked up under China’s reign though he got N10 million as
his share.
“The highest amount I
have collected was $1 million from Festac. I don’t know my net worth. I don’t
have any money in the bank. I operate only one account (GTB). I collect dollars
because it’s my choice. Once the victims pay the ransom, the money goes to the
people who own it. I don’t have a boss but some people own the money.
“I have people heading
different sections. There are two gangs that work for me in every
operation.  It is not all the time I follow them for the job. Most times,
I control them on phone. The two gangs do not know themselves and none of them
know my house.
“Two people take charge
of the detention camp at Igando and on every operation, I pay them N2 million
each. My parents are in the village. My mother knows what I do but she has
never approved of it. I have five children. Three boys and two girls. I sent my
family to live in Canada.
“Most of our victims are
targeted and picked along the road or before they enter their homes. We do not
pick victims from their homes. I believe it was time for me to be arrested that
was why I was caught because I have always been in Nigeria. I am suffering from
abdominal cancer and I am always on drug.
“I am feeling bad.
People who are still into kidnapping should quit. They should learn from what
has happened to me,” he added.

According to the police
spokesman, five AK47, an AK 49 rifle, two double barrel long guns, two English
pistols, 59 AK47 Magazines with ammunition, 1,272 9mm live AK47 ammunition and
five number plates were recovered from the gang in the joint operation carried
out by the Inspector General of Police’ (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

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