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Evans the “Richest and Most Notorious Kidnapper” Arrested in Lagos



The suspect, Evans | Photo Credit: NAN Photo

Billionaire kidnapping kingpin identified as Evans has been arrested in Lagos.

The Inspector-General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) led by ACP Abba Kyari on Saturday said the Anambra state indigene who is also a billionaire, was arrested at his Magodo residence in Lagos.

“IRT headquarters in Abuja is celebrating the arrest of the most wanted brilliant and notorious high profile kidnapper in Nigeria. He has collected several billions of Naira as ransom in the last seven years as the kingpin of kidnappers. He was arrested at about 1.00p.m on Saturday in his residence in Magodo Estate, Lagos,” Kyari said.

He commended the Force Headquarters for mobilising the resources to go all out against the “richest and most notorious kidnapper” in the history of Nigeria.

Kyari said the Inspector-General had directed that the suspect should be paraded before newsmen on Sunday in Lagos

Evans was said to have masterminded kidnapping operations in Anambra, Edo and  Lagos, with Lagos placing a 30 Million Naira bounty on him.

The police had previously traced the wanted kidnapper to his hideout in the Igando area of Lagos but he escaped before they arrived, abandoning a catchment of arms.

The recovered arms included four AK-47 riffles; two automatic pistols; four magazines loaded with 60 rounds of ammunitions each; 1,272 ammunition, 59 AK-47 ammunition; a police bullet-proof vest; a Toyota Hiace bus, suspected to be the gang’s operational vehicle, and a motorcycle.

Evans and his gang, most of whom are now in police custody, had kidnapped very many wealthy business men in Lagos, Abuja, Delta etc.


  1. Jane

    June 10, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    99 days for the thief, one day the owner

  2. Mrs chidukane

    June 10, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Praise God. They should hold him well.

  3. Nakoms

    June 10, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    To make billions from kidnapping tells you he must have worked with security personnel and bankers who tip him off coupled with foot soldiers that do the actual kidnapping. What you have here is organized crime and it couldn’t have lasted this long without the top echelons of law enforcement feeding off it.

  4. Comment

    June 11, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Welldone to the police! Wicked man….looking sober after causing pain to others.

  5. Lols

    June 11, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Chaiii this biafra citizen has been stealing from Nigerians

    • Andre Cooper

      June 11, 2017 at 12:31 am

      You are a fool

    • Uche Cei

      June 11, 2017 at 12:54 am


    • Iolest

      June 11, 2017 at 1:43 am

      Na dia work. Biafra will be bloody. Fake people.

    • ça va

      June 11, 2017 at 8:34 am

      You are an IDIOT!..The biggest of them all.My middle finger for you.

    • ça va

      June 11, 2017 at 8:36 am

      You are an IDIOT!.The biggest of them all.Middle finger at you and your senseless comment.

  6. Lols

    June 11, 2017 at 3:45 am

    Una intolerance level di noo elu very high! If he was a first class student that went abroad with Nigeria passport you will claim him but you don’t want to claim Evans why nah? Biko come and carry your fellow citizen. Since you want to tear cloth ontop Evans matter

    • Diamond

      June 11, 2017 at 7:27 am

      You are an idiot!

  7. dhoney

    June 11, 2017 at 4:22 am

    Nna, this na international (not inter-states) kidnapper. Doing business in two countries ahahaha

  8. Samix

    June 11, 2017 at 7:59 am

    These Biafrans can throw insults Sha!

  9. Grammar Police

    June 11, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Interesting how INTOLERANCE and INTELLIGENCE are inversely linked.

  10. Tinu

    June 11, 2017 at 11:46 am

    The dishwasher is still leaving traces of calca

  11. johnny

    June 11, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    the most wanted brilliant,.. brilliant? errmmm I dont think

  12. funmilola

    June 11, 2017 at 1:31 pm


  13. tunmi

    June 11, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Police una well done ? ? ? ? ? ?

  14. Lliki

    June 11, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    All his wealth and riches should be confiscated then him and his gangs hanged.
    They should all be hanged after they’ve been brutally tortured and interrogated.

  15. chika

    June 11, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    he should be married,who is that woman married to this man??? i am sure they possibley stay outside nigeria/NA WA

    • Zayt

      June 11, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      Heard he was married. His ex wife tipped off the police, he found out and had her killed! Apparently an insider in the police force told him his ex wife ratted him out!

  16. Somto

    June 11, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    See him. Enwee

  17. Gbogbo shiga

    June 12, 2017 at 5:03 pm


  18. kkay

    June 12, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    FG please, sell off his ill-gotten properties and refund the victims he extorted. THEIR NAMES WERE PUBLICIZED . Those that paid $1m ransom could at least get 50m to 70m each from the sale of his houses while those parted with 1.5m to 10m should get 500k to 5m.
    Please, don’t seize and transfer ownership to FG. That’s the victims sweat o!

    There should be no prosecution of these criminals or any kidnapper with tax-payers funds. Execute those nabbed in the act. You can prosecute only those accused but not caught in the act just to be sure no innocent person is wrongly framed. Once proven guilty, they should also be executed.

  19. lzuu

    June 12, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    yes he is a Biafra, he also kidnapp only biafrans, bcos is only Biafran man can afford DAT kind of money to kidnapper

  20. paul

    June 12, 2017 at 10:50 pm


  21. paul

    June 12, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    hmmm. wonders shall never end

  22. kudox

    June 14, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    I call him the Intelligence

  23. editi akpan

    June 15, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    HMMMMM,but he did not kill any one nah,let just sell off his properties and refund the victims he extorted.

    • EbonyFre

      June 19, 2017 at 10:00 am

      You’re obviously high on stupidity. “But he did not kill anyone”?? Really?!
      Do you know if a victim’s family member died of a heart attack after being informed their loved one had been kidnapped?
      Your brain needs to be washed with caustic soda

  24. editi akpan

    June 15, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    its just because of his so called mother…………………………………………….

  25. bigfrosh

    June 15, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Well to be honest i clap for this man because he is very intelligent and smart ,but everyday is not Christmas he suppose to have leave the job ,i heard that he didnt kill any body let them collect all his properties and sell it off and make sure he go to jail for this action.

  26. bukky

    June 17, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    well done police men for arresting the notorious kidnappers. this biafra people are very wicked. please police officcer handle this case very well he must be killed by hanging over what he did.

  27. Opangogo

    June 19, 2017 at 9:52 am

    O yes! this is to tell us Nigerians the high level of corruption and related which has eaten deep in the country – Nigeria under the leadership and rulership of wasters. if properly interrogated, he may end up mentioning some corrupt politicians in government who are “baba isale”, godfathers/mothers. I won’t be surprised if he is eventually released (discharged and acquitted). Yes! is allegation for corruption not obvious in the judiciary, Are Immigration and custom departments not at the borders? you know what I mean! Up till now, what has happened to the so-called looted and recovered funds – In naira, dollars and pounds? Are the looters also not “fund kidnappers”? inspite of all evidences. It is certain that more dangerous and notorious gangs will continue to and definitely emanate since nothing was done as per prosecution to the previous and post ones. It is a pity.

  28. Baba isale

    June 23, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    A beg make una help me ask all our politician who is beta than him and pls help me tell all of them to ask all the people he kidnapped where they got all that amount of money from.all of them are all birds of the same feather.Abeg make una free am oh shea him no go make money ni

  29. ikonso

    July 3, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Listen you people so call nigeria police should free my man evans beacuse every body in the country are thief even our president is no 1 thief in the country he said that is going to treatment in london but is moving out our money, is it not worster than evan?

    Listen any body that think bad about evan holy gost fire will consume him you people should free that man before end of this month

    Useless country, even the police commisioner that has a house for abuja how much is his salary you people are not seeing that NA evan own una go see make una live that wise man.

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