A Nigerian man took to Twitter to disclose how Kidnappers are now getting bolder and making obnoxious demands over their victims.
Twitter user @ruud_bishop who shared the story of the family’s exchange with the Kidnappers, tweeted;
Someone I know was kidnapped last month. They made his family drop about 700,000 USD before releasing him on Thursday.
Yes. SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND AMERICAN DOLLARS. In this Lagos o. Family didn’t bother involving the police. Negotiated themselves and got their father back.
Real shit my G. The man came home on Thursday after money was received.
Recall that Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans, disclosed that ransoms for the release of his victims are usually paid in dollars.
The 36-year-old, who dropped out of school at Junior Secondary School 2, also confessed to have once collected $1m ransom.
Evans was arrested on Saturday in his mansion on Magodo Estate, Lagos, after a shootout with operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team and men of the Lagos State Police Command.
The police said his modus operandi was to engage a gang to carry out kidnapping, while another gang held the victims hostage until ransoms were paid. It was said that none of the gang members knew where he lived since 2008 when he reportedly went into kidnapping.
Six of his gang members are Nwosu Chukwuma, aka Sudo, 42; Suoyo Paul aka Nwana, 42; Felix Chinemerem, 36; Chukwuemeka Bosah, 28; Uchechukwu Amadi and Ogechi Amadi. Ugochukwu and Ogechi are husband and wife.
While Ugochukwu was said to be the leader of a gang in a camp in New Igando, Lagos, where they kept their victims, his wife reportedly prepared food in the camp.
Nwana was reportedly in charge of supplying guns used by the gangs, while Chinemerem was Evan’s second in command.
The police said Evans had raked in $4m from four of his 13 captives in Lagos, and used part of the proceeds to acquire two mansions worth N300m in Magodo Phase II, another two houses in Accra, Ghana, exotic cars, expensive wristwatches and jewellery.