Nigeria’s “richest and most notorious kidnapper” Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike, also known as Evans, has said that he chose to collect ransom in dollars to be different.
He made this known on Sunday while speaking with journalists after he was paraded at the State’s Police Command in Ikeja.
He said he started kidnapping in 2015, after he left his spare parts business.
His claim however contradicts the police’s statement which said he was declared wanted in 2013 after a failed kidnap.
Evans claimed that he lost N20 million to customs officers, which made him to leave his trade.
Evans, who, according to the police, has collect $1 million from at least four victims said:
I can’t figure out how much I have collected so far or how many people I have kidnapped, but I have kidnapped up to 10 since 2015. I chose to collect ransom in dollars to be different, and the maximum I have collected as ransom so far is 1 million dollars. I work in two groups. A team moves with me to kidnap victims while we hand over to the other team that takes the victim to the hide out. Kingsley introduced me to kidnapping, but I usually get my ammunition from one Chinedu and Ehis whom I met at Ago-Iwoye. I also do drug business that enabled me to buy my property.
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