Nigeria’s most wanted kidnapper, Evans who was arrested by the ACP Abba Kyari led Police Intelligence Response Squad, on Sunday opened up on how he turned into the deadly criminal and kidnapping kingpin that has held Lagos and other parts of the country to ransom.
Evans who had been on Police wanted list since 2013 confessed during his parade before the media in Lagos thus, “My friend, known as Hunch Man, introduced me into kidnapping in Anambra state.
“After a few operations during Peter Obi’s administration, we were forced to leave the state and we moved to Edo State. I had some boys from Warri, Delta State, working with me.
“We carried out two big kidnappings where our victims paid N80m and N100million respectively.
“In 2013, I came to Lagos and I went straight to Festac Town. Before I came to Festac, I had already established contacts with some boys.
“One of the jobs we did was that of the owner of Young Shall Grow Motors, Chief Vincent Obianodo.
“One guy, known as Emeka, brought the job and we were five that went for that operation – Hunch Man, Nmamdi, Uche, Nwoke and I.
“I was the one driving and our target was to kill Young Shall Grow’s driver and his police orderly.
“Hunch Man, Uche Nnamdi and Nwoke were carrying guns and they were the people who fired at Young Shall Grow.
“Hunch Man and Uche were killed during the attack, while Nnamdi, Nwoke and I survived. That operation was my most bloody operation.
“I didn’t know it was going to turn out that way. I usually don’t know names of people I kidnapped in Festac. But if I see them, I will tell you what I did to them. I have people who gave me information about my victims.
“The pharmacist job is the only one that gave us a problem. The highest ransom I collected was $1million dollars from somebody living in Festac.
“I keep my victims for months because I want their people to pay the ransom I demanded. I have people cooking for my victims, one of who stays in the house; his name is Uche.
“The other boy is from Aguleri. The boy is a new person, but Uche is old. I usually pay Uche N20million for every operation.
“I usually make the calls for the ransom. I have six boys in Lagos. My mother does not come to my house and she also knows that I am into crime but she is not in support.
“I bought this house for N130million and I have two houses in Magodo. My house in Ghana is bigger than this. I don’t kill.”
According to the Force Pubhlic Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood, Police authorities will soon arraign Evans and other members of his gang in court.
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