Saturday, 10 June 2017

Kingpin of Nigerian kidnappers popularly known as Evans, pictured after he was finally arrested

The dreaded prince of the underworld, Evans was arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport while trying to travel abroad. He had been declared wanted by the police in three states; Anambra, Edo and of Lagos with Lagos placing a 30 Million Naira bounty on him.

Other reports say he was arrested on Saturday afternoon in his mansion located in the highbrow Magodo Estate, by operatives of the Inspector General of Police’s Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT)


According to Vanguard, Evans, a native of Anambra State, who has made billions over the seven years he operated his kidnapping ring, was apprehended at about 1pm.

The police had previously traced the wanted kidnapper to his hideout at 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. His victims were forced to pay a ransom of not less than N500m and kept for over 6 months before they were freed. He also attempted to kidnap the CEO of the 'young shall grow motors' a few years ago 

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