On Wednesday, the Lagos State Government said that no effort would be spared in ensuring the logical conclusion of the cases filed in court against notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, who is popularly known as Evans.
Evans, who was arrested at his mansion in Magodo area of Lagos last year, is being prosecuted by the State Government in court alongside others for masterminding and executing series of high profile kidnappings and murder in the State.
The State’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeniji Kazeem, who said this at the ongoing Ministerial Press Briefing held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa as part of activities marking the third year anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration, said that the State Government was committed to ensure the logical conclusion of all pending cases in court and serve justice to the people.
“On the Evans’ matter, the cases filed against him are ongoing in court. The issue is that the lawyer representing him is trying to play some games to delay the matter but in all his games, we have been defeating him in court.
We have filed different cases. Some are for kidnapping and some bordered on murder and his lawyer is fighting all the cases but what I can assure the people is that we are committed to ensure the matter is concluded and defeat him at the end of the day.”
Popularly known as Evans, Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike, is a Nigerian alleged kidnapping kingpin. Onuamadike who is a native of Nnewi, Anambra state, is often referred to as “The Billionaire Kidnapper”.
This is based on the fact that men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) believe that he is one the richest criminals in the business of kidnapping in Nigeria.
The Inspector General of Police, Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria police force also described the kidnap kingpin as a very smart, crafty, and intelligent kidnapper who have successfully evaded arrest for four years even though he was on a most wanted list in three states namely Lagos State, Edo State, and Anambra State).
Onuamadike was finally arrested in Lagos on the 10th of June 2017. It was gathered that he collected ransoms ranging from a million naira to some thousands of dollars.