Evans Gave Me 50% Discount On Ransom – Kidnap Victim

One of the victims of alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans), on Friday told a Lagos judge how his family received 50 per cent discount on ransom from his abductors last year.

Donatus Dunu, the last victim before the alleged kidnappers were arrested, while giving evidence before an Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos said the discount was given two days before Good Friday.

According to him, Evans kept pegging his demands in dollars, euro and naira “based on market value” and his insistence on receiving the ransom in euros made it difficult for his family to raise the money.

“Evans asked for my brother’s phone number and I gave him. They called my brother Anselm Dunu that I should tell him my bill is €1 million through a conference call. They were beating me that I should say that I have agreed that I will pay €1 million and I told my brother.

“They had been calling my brother almost every day and they will be beating me so that my brother will hear my crying. So at a time I asked my brother to start looking for where to borrow money.”

“At a time they said they have been able to raise up to ₦60 million naira which I asked the chairman (Evans) to take the ₦60 million naira and when I come out I will make the remaining money for him but he said me and my brother are saying rubbish.”

“At a time they tried to change the money to euro but Evans said no because there was a time around March when naira appreciated, he asked them not to change it anymore that it’s not euro again but naira and when naira started depreciating again he asked them to change it back to euro.”

“I pleaded that euro was too hard to get and his boys advised me to ask him to give me discount and he came down from €1million to €500,000; that is about 50% discount.”

Evans Sues Police Again, Seeks Release Of His Magodo Buildings

Suspected kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, has filed a fresh suit against the Police at a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

This time, Evans wants the court to compel the police to immediately and unconditionally release his two residential houses located in Magodo area of Lagos State.

He also wants the court to order the police and its leadership to severally and jointly tender an apology as well as pay him the sum of N1 billion.

The N1billion he said is general and exemplary damages for the alleged forceful seizure and confiscation of his properties without a court order and perpetual injunction restraining them from tampering or taking any action against him or any of his properties in relation to this case.

Apart front the two residential houses, Evans also listed his other seized properties to include N50 million cash, a wrist-watch worth $170,000, a phone worth $30,000 and five pieces of Saphono Rucci Diamond rings worth $100,000.

Others are three Italian travel bags worth $55,000 dollars, 10 Spanish shoes each worth N2.5 million, 20 KVA inverter set worth N10 million and two sets of dining table worth N8 million.

The applicant also wants N4 million as the cost of action against the police.

His lawyer Olukoya Ogungbeje filed the suit against the Inspector General of Police, the Nigeria Police Force, the Intelligence Response Team, (IRT), ACP Abba Kyari and DSP Phillip Rieninwa.

No date has however been fixed for the hearing of the suit.

Kidnap Kingpin Evans Attacks Nigerian Police Over Seized Items

Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans has accused the officials of the Nigerian Police Force of converting certain items which were seized from him for their personal use.

This was made known by his lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, on Thursday. Olukoya filed a fresh suit against the police, seeking the release of 25 Mack trucks which he claimed were seized from Evans.

Mr. Ogungbeje claimed in the suit that the trucks were seized without a court order, an action he described as a violation of his client’s right.

According to the suit, Mr. Ogungbeje is requesting the Federal High Court in Lagos to order the police to release the trucks to his client.

In a telephone conversation with PREMIUM TIMES Thursday evening, Mr. Ogungbeje berated the Nigerian Police for allegedly failing to list the trucks as exhibits.

“They seized them and they failed to list them as exhibits in the ongoing trial. So they have converted those trucks to their own,” he said.

“In the charge sheet, in the submission filed in this criminal trial, they failed to list these properties seized without court order in the ongoing trial.

“We are saying that number one, you have seized the property without court order; number two, your failure to list them in the ongoing trial shows that you have converted those property to your own.

“They say that they (the trucks) are proceeds of crime and when they are proceeds of crime, if you say they are proceeds of crime, you list them as exhibits in the trial. So that’s why we went to court. We are bringing them in piecemeal.”


Kidnap Kingpin, Evans Sues Police For Seizure Of 25 Trucks

Alleged kidnapping kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, has filed a fresh suit against the police, seeking the release of 25 Mack trucks, which he claimed were seized from him.

His lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, contended in the suit that the trucks were seized without a court order, saying that the seizure was a violation of Evans’ right.

Ogungbeje is praying the Federal High Court in Lagos to order the police to release the trucks to Evans through him (Ogungbeje).

He listed the number plates of some of the said trucks as BDG 78 XT, GGE 491 XU, FST 742 XT, AGL 219 XT, BDG 79 XT, AGL 222 XT, GGE 492 XU, AGL 220 XT and GGE 489 XU.

According to him, the police forcefully confiscated the trucks from Evans on June 15, 2017 without any court order.

Evans: Court Awards N2m Against Police

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday ruled against the Nigeria Police Force for arresting the brother-in-law of billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans. In the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Mr Okwuchukwu Obiechina, said to be Evans’ brother-in-law, Justice Mohammed Idris, on Monday, declared Obiechina’s arrest and detention unconstitutional.


The judge ruled that the remand order which the police claimed to have obtained from a magistrates’ court was invalid. Apart from ordering the police to immediately release Obiechina unconditionally or charge him to court if they have any case against him, the court also awarded N2m damages in his favour against the police.


Justice Idris also ordered the police to tender a public apology to Obiechina to be published in two national dailies.

Evans Re-Arraigned, Pleads Not Guilty

The notorious billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, has been re-arraigned before a Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja. Evans was re-arraigned together with five other suspected members of his gang, which included a woman, Ogechi Uchechukwu. Others are Uche Amadi, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Chukwunonso Aduba.


They were charged for alleged conspiracy and kidnapping of one Dunu Donatus. The defendants changed their guilty plea to not guilty after the amended charge was read to them. They have been in police custody since June 10, 2017. When the case was called yesterday, the prosecution led by the Director, Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), Titilayo Shitta-Bey, told the court they have filed an amended charge against the defendants and served their counsels adding that they are ready to commence trial.


The defence counsels opposed the prosecution and told the court that the amended charge was served on them yesterday morning in court. They prayed the court for an adjournment to enable them to confer with their clients and respond to the amended charge. The DPP in its response opposed the defence counsels and urged the court to allow the charges to be read and for the defendants to take their fresh plea. According to her, there was no material change in the nature of the charge against the defendants.


The presiding judge thereafter stood down the case for 45 minutes to enable counsels to confer with the defendants. When the proceeding resumed, the court conducted a house screening of the various applications of the defendants’ counsel after which they were all struck out. All counsels to the defendants prayed the court for an adjournment to enable them to respond to the amended charge. The judge granted their prayer and adjourned the matter till November 3, 2017, for trial.

Evans’ Accomplice Sues Police for N100m Damages

The Kidnapper Kingpin suspected accomplice, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans, Emeka Arinze, on Monday asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to order his immediate release from police custody.

The suspected accomplice in his suit filed at the court’s registry through a rights campaigner, Mr Ogedi Ogu, is claiming N100 million and a public apology from the police jointly and severally over alleged infringement on his rights.

Joined in the suit are the Inspector General of Police, State Police Commissioner, Lagos State Police Command and Insp. Christian, an Investigating Police Officer with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Ogu is seeking a declaration that the arrest and detention of Arinze without any order validly made in accordance with the 1999 Constitution (as Amended) is unlawful and illegal.

In addition, he wants a directing and mandating the respondents to produce the suspect in the court.

In an affidavit sworn to by Mrs Nkem Nwaka (younger sister of the applicant), she said the applicant was arrested on June 27 at Festac Town, Lagos, by the third respondent (the police) and taken to the office of the second respondent (CP).

According to her, the suspect has been in custody since June 27 and denied access to his medications, family and lawyers.

The applicant has been in police custody for more than three months without any charge, she said, adding that his fundamental rights as guaranteed under Sections 35 (4) and 36 (4) (5) of the 1999 Constitution have been violated.

No date has been fixed for hearing.ecalls that Evans has been arraigned before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja.

Recall that Evans has been arraigned before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja.

He had earlier instituted a fundamental rights suit against the Police, claiming N300 million as damages for alleged illegal detention and rights violation.

Evans Plan To Escape From Prison Foiled By Police

The police have allegedly foiled plans by the arrested billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans to escape from prison. Evans who is currently standing trial before an Ikeja High Court for alleged conspiracy and kidnapping alongside five others namely Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Aduba.

They are being remanded at the Kirikiri Maximum Security Prisons, Apapa.

Following his attempt to escape, newsmen reports that the Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) has formed a heavy security ring around the kidnapping kngpin.

Evans who was arrested in June this year, allegedly planned to give between $50,000 and $100,000 to one of the guards manning his cell to facilitate his escape.

A police source said Evans was allegedly coordinating his escape bid with some members of his gang by telephone which he obtained through “suspicious” means.

“When Evans was in our custody, he tried to escape but we were able to abort all his plans. We discovered that he had access to phones which were hidden in the middle of loaves of bread, eba, semovita and so on. He was making calls from these smuggled phones in the middle of the night, making arrangements with some yet to be identified members of his gang to arrange for his escape. We intercepted how he was luring one of the guards with about $50,000 to $100,000. He wanted an insider to serve as informant to him and members of his gang.”

Evans To Know Fate August 29

The Notorious Kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, who has bee arrested not too long ago for his atrocity has now come to the point where the verdict of his action to be taken on him will be known.

A Lagos Federal High Court will on August 29 deliver judgment in an N300million suit filed by suspected kidnap king pin Evans, against the police. Evans in praying the court to declare his detention illegal.

The judge dismissed the police claim that the suit was not ripe for hearing. He also rejected the N300,000 “punitive costs” sought against Ogungbeje for alleged wrongful service.

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Commissioner of Police (CP) Lagos State and Lagos Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are the respondents in the case.

Following the court decision the Counsel for both the IGP and the NPF, Henry Obiazi, urged the court to dismiss the suit for want of merit.

Citing Section 35 (7) of the Constitution, Obiazi argued that Evans’ fundamental rights were not absolute, adding that the ‘Kingpin kidnapper’ would soon be arraigned by the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

“Though the Constitution guarantees the fundamental rights of every Nigerian citizen, these rights are not absolute, particularly, when they have to do with capital offenses. I urge the court to hold that the application is unmeritorious and dismiss it”, Obiazi said.

The CP’s and SARS’, Counsel Emmanuel Eze, argued that Evans had not shown any cause of action against his clients.

He claimed that Evans was arrested by the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) set up by the IGP and not by his clients.

Eze faulted claims that the applicant was subjected to the media trial, saying no material fact was placed before the court in that regard.

According to him, the nature of the offenses allegedly committed by Evans was a conspiracy, armed robbery, kidnapping, and murder.

Besides, he alleged that before his arrest, Evans was involved in many robberies, including series of attacks on bullion vans and many policemen were killed.

“My Lord, it is not up to 90 days that the applicant was arrested. Besides, there is an order of the court for his remand. The applicant is an international kidnapper terrorising states across the country.

“I urge the court to dismiss this application with punitive costs so as to serve as a deterrent to others who may want to file such frivolous applications in future”, Eze said.

But, Ogungbeje urged the court to hold that the respondents had run foul of the law by detaining Evans since last June 10.

He faulted the respondents’ arguments that a suspect accused of committing a capital offence can be detained without a court’s order.

According to him, the assertion may be applicable only at the point where the suspect is seeking bail after his arraignment.

“The proper thing for the respondents to do is to have the applicant arraigned and then inform the court about the capital nature of the offence upon which he may then be remanded in their custody”, he said.

Evans is seeking an order that the police charge him to court or release him on bail and pay him N300million damages for his alleged unlawful detention.


Ogechi Amadi, The Woman Among Evans’ Kidnap Gang

The Nigeria Police Force made good its promise to parade Nigeria’s billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike, alias Evans and members of his gang, revealing their victims and the ransom collected at various times.

Most shocking, the police also unveiled a woman, Ogechi Amadi as one of the gang members.

“Ogechi Amadi is the woman who rented the house and cooks for the kidnappers and their victims in the camp”, the police said.

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”, the police 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 CHIEF 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 are 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 tagged ransom money.  None of his gang members knows his house.

“In every kidnap attack he has a separate armed group that kidnapped victim with him and has another armed group who 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 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 the axis 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”.

Source: Sahara Reporters