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Notorious Billionaire Kidnapper Evans finally apprehended in his Magodo residence

Glimpses about the lavish lifestyle of the billionaire kidnapper, Evans are emerging with his confession that he splashed his loot in buying a wrist watch for $170,000.


He also bought three phones for $6,000 each and bought two house in highbrow Magodo Estate in Lagos and another house in Ghana.

Evans was arrested in one of the houses in Lagos on Saturday, after eluding police radar for five years.

Evans whose real names are Chukwudubem Onwuamadike hails from Umudim, Nnewi in Anambra state.

He was arrested at his Magodo residence around 1pm by operatives of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

It was gathered that the operatives got intel that Evans was hiding in his Magodo mansion where he was surrounded.

The suspect was said to have ran to the rooftop of his house which is an emergency exit before the police officers apprehended him.

During the process of arresting him, Evans slammed the door against the operatives and injured a policeman in the process. Four AK47 rifles and over 50 magazines  were recovered from the house.

The IGP, Idris Ibrahim,had earlier announced a 30 million naira bounty for anyone with useful information that could lead to the arrest of Evans.

Evans security forces have been responsible for many high-profile kidnapping in the south-west, south-east, south-south and south-eastern parts of the country.

Evans was said to be a brilliant criminal,who has given security forces sleepless nights. He was said to have collected billions of naira as ransom from his victims,including expatriates,business moguls and public office holders.

A police force who hinted on the arrest said, Mr. Idris deployed all resources at the force disposal in the hunt for Evans. He also added that the aim of the force in the last one month was to capture Evans alive so that well meaning Nigerians could have peace.

On how the suspect was arrested, the source: "Someone called and gave information on his whereabouts. When we got there he hid inside the roof of his house. He could not withstand the pressure on him from the police".

"While Vampire was the most deadly kidnapper in the history of Nigeria and was caught some months ago during a gun battle, Evans remains the most brilliant,richest and crafty  kidnapper in the country's history.

When contacted, the police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood a Chief Superintendent  (CSP) said the suspect would be paraded this afternoon.

The suspect told police investigators he had two houses in Magodo which he bought for #130 million and #70 million respectively.

Claiming to have been in the kidnapping business for 10 years, Evans also confessed to have four bedroom houses in Ghana.

The kidnap kingpin said he sent his wife away when he realised the police were closing in on him. He said he one relocated to Ghana and was planning to travel abroad before he was apprehended.

The suspect is currently being interrogated by the police.
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