The Inspector-General’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT) led by ACP Abba Kyari, has arrested one of the most wanted kidnappers in Nigeria, Chukwudidumeme Onuamadike a.k.a Evans.
According to reports, Evans who is an indigene of Anambra state was arrested at his Magodo residence in Lagos on Saturday.
“IRT headquarters in Abuja is celebrating the arrest of the most wanted brilliant and notorious high profile kidnapper in Nigeria. He has collected several billions of Naira as ransom in the last seven years as the kingpin of kidnappers. He was arrested at about 1.00p.m on Saturday in his residence in Magodo Estate, Lagos,” Kyari said.
He is said to be the richest kidnap kingpin in Nigeria having been behind many of the high profile kidnap cases in Nigeria.
The police had previously traced the wanted kidnapper to his hideout in the 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.
He would be paraded before newsmen in Lagos today.