Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Detailed Account Of How Kidnapper, Evans Was Arrested Revealed

The Nigerian Police have given a detailed account on how kidnap kingpin, Chukwudemeje George Onwuamadike known as Evans, was arrested.

Leader of the IGP team, Abba Kyari, who was tracking the location of Evans and his gangs had planned to round them up together but his plans failed as he was always changing locations, Daily Post reports.

The report quoted a source as saying that while Kyari was searching for Evans, and also mobilizing some residents of Magodo Estate, where the suspect resides, the IGP also announced a bounty of N30 million on information that could lead to the suspect’s arrest.

These efforts was said to have yielded results as three women suspected to be the Evans girlfriends, Amaka, Ijeoma and Ngozi were picked up.

The officers then discovered that Evans was quite close to Amaka and he rented an apartment for her in Okota area of Lagos State.

On discovering that Evans was sleeping in Amaka’s house on a regular basis, they decided to use Amaka to lure him, but the kidnapper perceived something was wrong and avoided her.

An informant later gave out the location of Evans apartment and that’s where he was arrested.

According to the source, Evans, who was unaware that police operatives had located his Magodo apartment, on Saturday morning contacted Amaka.

The source said, “He was said to have called her on the phone around 4:15am, without knowing that some policemen were with her and asked her to wait outside her compound to meet him.

“She reportedly joined him later at the spot and as soon as she got into the car, he attacked her, threatening to kill her for not informing him about the police presence in her house.

“Evans was said to have gotten angry and drove away with her in his Grand Cherokee SUV and they had an accident at Iyana-Ipaja area where he abandoned the vehicle, seized Amaka’s phone and asked her to go home.

“It was from there that he picked a cab to his residence at Magodo to pick some few things towards travelling out of the country. After then, we swooped on him and arrested him inside his bedroom.”

Meanwhile, Evans' mother has gone into hiding after news of her son's arrest reached their hometown of Umudim in Nnewi, Anambra state.

Evans mother who is popularly called Lady Nwosu was described by Vanguard as a no-nonsense woman.

It was gathered that she assists vendors in selling their wares for a commission. Though there were reports that Evans' mother knew he was a criminal and he even bought her a car, the reality at the Umudim village seemed to tell a different story as it was discovered that Lady Nwosu only rides a motorcycle popularly called Nwanyi Nnewi.

Lady Nwosu has not been seen at the canteen where she sells since Tuesday, Vanguard reports. A woman told the paper that Lady Nwosu went into hiding after people began coming in to sympathise with her over her son's arrest. 
The woman who spoke on the condition of anonymity said: “She went into hiding because people were trooping in to sympathise with her over the arrest of her son. Some came for a different purpose; to make mockery of her and to see the face of the mother of the arrested kidnapper. Even you newsmen were troubling her. She has been crying since news of the arrest reached her. I do not know where she has gone to but I think it is good for her.”

Her disappearance coincided with the disclosure by the Obi of Evans' village of Umudim, Chief Benneth Okafor, that the arrested kidnap kingpin was not known in his community as he hardly visited home, neither did he have any investment in the community.
Evans, while confessing to his crimes, made a number of revelations, one of which confirms what his father said about his mother misleading him.

Evans revealed that his mother was aware that he was involved in illegal activities but hastened to add that she was not in support.