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Police Parades Billionaire Kidnapper Chukwudi “Evans” Onuamadike & his Gang… See Details of his Properties in Lagos & Accra

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Evans (far left) Gang Members with the large cache of arms recovered from them.

The Nigerian Police Force has paraded a billionaire Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike, alias Evans who has been described as Nigeria’s “richest and most notorious kidnapper,” and members of his gang, revealing their victims and the ransom collected at various times.

Evans, the kingpin was arrested in his mansion in Magodo estate in Lagos on Saturday by the police Joint Special Forces led by the Intelligence Response Team, the Lagos State Police Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Unit and Technical and Intelligent Unit of the Force under the supervision of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State. 

The police described Evans, a native of Nnewi, “as  the vicious leader of a highly organised kidnap-for-ransom syndicate and criminal gang terrorising and responsible for several kidnap of notable/prominent Nigerians in Lagos State, including the Western, Eastern, South-South and some Northern States. He has his gangs active and spread across these mentioned states.”

Evans being quizzed by journalists

A statement by police spokesman CSP Jimoh Moshood said:

After an intense gun battle  that lasted several hours, Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike and his gang were overpowered by the Superior Fire Power of the Joint Special Forces and he was arrested at Magodo Estate, in Ikeja Lagos.

Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike a.k.a Evans was first declared wanted in August, 2013 when he masterminded the attempted kidnap of Vincent Obianudo, the owner of Young Shall Grow Motors in Festac, Lagos, where a Policeman attached to the victim foiled the attack and killed three three of Evans gang members but also lost his life in the process. Some of Evans 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 gang keep their victims kidnapped in Lagos Area at House No. 21 Prophet Asaye Close New Igando, Lagos State until the ransom is paid to him. 

Ransom money is 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 ransom money. None of his gang members knows his house.

How they Operate

In every kidnap attack he has a separate armed group that kidnaps the victim with him and has another armed group that takes over the victim to their hideouts and prevent them from escaping.  The members of the two ‘2’ groups don’t know each other. They complied with Evans’ instructions.

Evans, and the dreaded Vampire (another kidnap kingpin) who died during a gun duel with the Police Special Forces led by IRT and Imo State Police Command in a forest in River State early this year are axes of evil in kidnappings in Southern Nigerian States and some Northern States.  This is a huge success for the Nigeria Police Force. The Force will build on this success and continue to prevent kidnap cases and criminality generally in the country, and ensure prompt detection of those crimes that cannot be prevented, and also ensure that perpetrators are arrested, investigated and prosecuted.

Evans’ Properties

The Police said Evans has two (2) Mansions in Magodo GRA Phase 2 worth about three hundred million naira (N300,000,000). He also has two (2) House in the Highbrow area of Accra City in Ghana among many other properties such as exotic cars, expensive watches, Jewelry e.t.c, he bought from the ransom.

Evans’ House in Magodo, Lagos

Evans’ House in Magodo, Lagos

Evans’ Victims in Lagos

  • 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.
  • 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 6th2012, they collected N5M ransom at Maza-maza area of Lagos State.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Leo Abraham, 58, kidnapped August 20, 2012. Paid ransom of N5M and was later released along Badagry road, Lagos.
  • Ojukwu Cosmas, 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.
  • James Uduji. Kidnapped close to his house at 7th Avenue Festac late last year. Held for 6 six weeks. Paid $1M.
  • Raymond Okoye – Odu- Na –Ichida, kidnapped 2015. Paid $1M as ransom, held captive for 2months
  • Uche Okoroafor, trader at Alaba, kidnapped 2015, held captive for three (3) months, paid $1M.
  • 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.
  • Francis Umeh also a spare parts dealer at Aspanda. Kidnapped July 2016 at Raji Rasaki Estate, released after two months in captivity.
  • The last Victim is Donatus Duru. He was kidnapped in Ilupeju February 2017 and fortunately the man escaped from the Igando House where Evans kept him with his boys last month.

Evans’ Gang Members:

  • Felix Chinemerem, 36. Native of Arichukwu Ohafia LGA of Abia State second in command of Evans.
  • Nwosu Chikodi Chukwuma aka Sudo, 42yrs. Third in Command to Evans. He has over 20yrs experience in Armed robbery and about 8 years 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.
  • Suoyo Paul aka Nwana 42. Native of Bayelsa States Gangmember and Supplier of Rifles and Ammunitions to Evans.
  • Ikenna Emeka 28. Native of Anambra State.

Moshood said during interrogation and preliminary investigation that Evans and his gang confessed to all the kidnappings linked to them and made confessional statements on the various roles they played in the crimes.

They will be charged to court on completion of investigation, Moshood added.

Photo Credit: Nigerian Police Force

35 Comments

  1. ceejay

    June 11, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Getting fresh on peoples hard earned money,their tears, sorrow and despair.

    • truth

      June 12, 2017 at 1:28 am

      This is a wake up call to our government, see how the economy can work, how people will get jobs that they can feed properly from it. It is not about pushing a lot of police on the street. People are jobless and hungry bcos where they work is not making much they had to cut down on staff, we need to ensure every family can afford the basic things

  2. nene+

    June 11, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Did I read $1million dollars? You earned for doing what Mr Evans? Is there any where hotter than hell?

  3. Anehita

    June 11, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Whats the penalty for kidnapping again? Death or life imprisonment?

    • Clear Conscience

      June 25, 2017 at 2:16 am

      In Nigeria, the penalty is freedom after you “settle” the right people.

  4. mmma

    June 11, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    ibos need theirown country truly becuase they are evil,imagine all the names are ibos,same ibos kidnapping ibos..God Forbid

    • Darius

      June 12, 2017 at 8:15 am

      @mmma, I think minority tribes in Nigeria need a country without the Hausa/Fulanis, Igbos and Yorubas.

      The Hausa/Fulanis are blood-thirsty and prone to violence. An Igbo man’s love for money is unhealthy – it’s like a disease without a cure. The yorubas are damn to tribalistic! Gosh! You’ll only understand this if your place of work is dominated by them. They don’t even try to hide the fact that they don’t like you because you aren’t Yoruba – they make you feel unwelcomed.

      Without his love for money, an Igbo man is very kind. Take away his religion, a Hausa man is very kind too. But I’d rather pitch my tent with the Igbos if I were to choose.

    • nene+

      June 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      @mmmma you are truly a blind village girl.
      Go and take a bath first, soak your head in water lets pray your brain receive strenght

    • Anonymous

      June 12, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      @ Darius, I am a Yoruba guy also working in an Igbo dominated organization. You can perceive their hatred for you every single day. They keep asking you questions ending with “I just want to hear the Yoruba point of view” What does that even mean? You want me utter a statement you can use against me. Severally, I have heard them speak evil against me in the staff Kitchen, when I come in they switch to their local dialect and you can always feel it when a group of people are mocking you, even if you do not understand their language. I have been denied my promotion more than 3 times while Junior employees of Igbo ethnicity that started after me got promoted.

      Just enduring till I get another job. I will never have anything to do with Igbo people in my life again, Thankfully, the Bayelsa girl, who gets treated the same way is my listening ear at work.

    • Darius

      June 12, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      @Anonymous, I feel your pain! Tribalism is plain evil! I don’t know how some people do it, but I just can’t bring myself to hate someone because they are not members of my tribe. Stay put until you get a better job! I bet you won’t do the same to others when you find yourself in an environment dominated by the yorubas! It’s just wrong!

    • Anonymous

      June 12, 2017 at 4:54 pm

      @ Darius… I also do not understand how people propagate hate to another person of different ethnicity. The irony is that at work, the lead instigator of ethnic jibes towards me, also invites me for weekly house fellowship. I don’t understand how you can live a life of hate and still try to preach the gospel of love. The same man asks me why I don’t come to his weekly house fellowship. Before I even respond, he utters statements like “Yoruba people don’t come to Igbo churches” and “Yoruba people always mix juju with religion”

      Hopefully, we would have a society devoid of ethnicity and nepotism in the near future.

    • Sam

      June 12, 2017 at 10:59 pm

      Mmmma must everything be tribalism and it is your kinds that will first abuse igbos of cursing and abusing. hypocrites. i don’t know what igbos bought from your hand that makes your jealousy towards them burns you like hell fire.. shame on you.

  5. Rubby

    June 11, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    My dear BN, thank God our lives don’t depend on breaking news odawise,if we were on life support we’d be dead before u “break d news ” to us…

  6. combust

    June 12, 2017 at 12:11 am

    And his wife and family will chop clean mouth like they don’t know the source of his wealth. Their days are numbered. This man deserves to be hung all of them. I have an uncle who was kidnapped and ever since he’s been released he’s been paranoid. It’s been 8 years and he still lives in fear. It’s torture for the victims and even more torture for their family not knowing if they release them or kill them.

  7. Stephenronwells

    June 12, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Troubled Nation

  8. MamaD

    June 12, 2017 at 1:37 am

    “They will be charged to court”???
    Plz, you know how sophisticated in crimes they are, they will find means and escape. See how that vampire escaped during his court session. Their other links will sure plot an escape.

  9. ubong

    June 12, 2017 at 1:46 am

    BN, this was painful to read. Get your punctuations right, biko.

    • Fifi

      June 12, 2017 at 2:04 am

      Can you not read that it was copied

    • Ogoor

      June 12, 2017 at 7:00 am

      Oga go back to school joor.

    • swagg1

      June 12, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      Back off and stop sweating the small stuff. BN did not advice its readers that this is a scholarly site.

  10. Fifi

    June 12, 2017 at 2:03 am

    No need for court, firing squad team should be assembled immediately

  11. shamazi

    June 12, 2017 at 2:10 am

    Someone mentioned in an earlier post on BN that it was his wife who ratted him out to the policy and that someone in the police force disclosed this to him. He had her killed,but they reported that he sent his wife away when he knew the police were closing in on him. I hope his handlers in the police force won’t try to release him.

    • Ogoor

      June 12, 2017 at 7:02 am

      Little wonder how they fished him out.

    • EbonyFre

      June 19, 2017 at 10:14 am

      He killed the one that ratted him out a while back and remarried this his new wife I guess

  12. mulikat

    June 12, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Death to all of them, and take over all their properties sale and give back victims kidnappers back their money.

  13. xo

    June 12, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    everyday for the thief.

  14. Peaches77

    June 12, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    This scum is from Nnewi??? Tufiakwa. Lagos state police, no excuses you must prosecute this fellow to the full extent of the law after you have extracted all relevant and irrelevant information from him.

  15. Donny

    June 12, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    I don’t believe our police didn’t have any idea who these people were and what they were up to!! I can bet they were working with his gang and taking their cut.

  16. Concerned_Boyfriend

    June 12, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Whistle blowing is live and well in Nigeria.

  17. Ready

    June 12, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    See CV – Nwosu Chikodi Chukwuma aka Sudo, 42yrs. Third in Command to Evans. He has over 20yrs experience in Armed robbery and about 8 years experience in Kidnapping.

    SMH.

  18. joshua

    June 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    @Darius–kidnapping was introduced to Nigeria by the so called minority tribes, you remember the Niger Delta militants that kidnapped foreign oil workers for ransom. There was no kidnapping in Igboland prior to this

    • EbonyFre

      June 19, 2017 at 10:16 am

      That is recent dear. Nigerians and short term memory.
      Remember the word “gbomo gbomo” back in the 90s?
      I bet you did 🙂

    • EbonyFre

      June 19, 2017 at 10:19 am

      Lol at there was no kidnapping in Igboland prior to this.
      In summary, the evil was in them and they needed someone to bring it out, is that what I hear you say?
      At least the ND militants claimed they were fighting for their rights and resources and kidnapped those working in their resource industry. They claimed they used these monies from kidnap ransom to continue the fight. What’s the story of the kidnappers in Igboland?

  19. Joma

    June 14, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    This is not about tribes, our government needs to wake up n create jobs like they say ‘an idle mind is the devils workshop ” government created jobs Biko

  20. EbonyFre

    June 19, 2017 at 10:20 am

    A policeman died during one of his kidnap attacks and some idiots will say “but he didn’t kill anybody”. Animals.
    So disgusting.

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