The Police on Sunday opened up the kidnapping exploits carried out by Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike a.k.a EVANS, to include the kidnap of Mbarikatta William Uboma, 35, on June 16, 2012 at about 11am on arrival from Hungary while he was close to his house.
Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood, who unveiled the exploits by Evans, said the victim, Uboma, who was in his Toyota Car 2010 model in company of his brother to drop him at his house when suddenly a Passat car emerged from nowhere and blocked his car and in a commando style, blindfolded him and forcefully abducted him to an unknown destination.
Police spokesman further said; “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 3, 2012 at Festac Town together with his General Manager, Jude Ugoje and another staff, Piriye Gogo, and taken to an unknown destination. They demanded for N10M. On August 6, 2012, 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 2 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 10, 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.
“Chief 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 RajiRasaki Estate, released after two months in captivity.
“The last Victim is Mr Danatus Dunu, who was kidnapped in Ilupeju February 2017 and fortunately the man escaped from the Igando House where Evans kept him with his boys last month.”
The suspects are listed below –
- CHUKWUDI DUMEME ONUAMADIKE a.k.a EVANS
- NWOSU CHIKODI CHUKWUMA AKA SUDO 42 years, 3RD IN COMMAND
- SUOYO PAUL AKA NWANA 42 years
- FELIX CHINEMEREM 36 years
- IKENNA EMEKA 28 years
- UCHECHUKWU AMADI
- OGECHI AMADI
Similarly, the police recovered arms and ammunitions as listed below:
(i) FIVE (5) AK 47 RIFLES
(ii) ONE (1) AK-49 RIFLE
(iii) TWO (2) DOUBLE BARREL LONG
(iv) TWO ‘2’ ENGLISH PISTOLS
(v) FIFTY-NINE (59) AK-47 MAGAZINE WITH AMMUNITION
(vi) ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY TWO (1,272) LIVE AMMUNITION OF AK-47 (9mm)
(vii) FIVE (5) DIFFERENT PLATE NUMBERS
The Force PRO said other weapons are still being recovered from different criminal hideouts in the different states.