The Nigeria Police Force has revealed how Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Kidnapper Evans shot Young Shall Grow Motors chairman.
Evans is standing trial alongside Joseph Emeka, 29, Chiemeka Arinze, 39, and Udeme Upong, 43. They are all facing a seven-count charge of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, attempt to kidnap, and sale and transfer of firearms.
Testifying, Insp. Idowu Haruna, attached to the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, said that the chairman of Young Shall Grow Motors, Chief Vincent Obianuju. was attacked by the accused on Third Avenue, Festac Town, Lagos in 2013.
“They engaged the chief in a gun battle, and he was shot on his left arm,” NAN quoted him as saying.
“Also, one of his escorts, Cpl. Ngozi Chijioke and his driver, Mr Peter Nweke, were shot dead; three among the kidnappers were shot down by the police while others escaped.”
Haruna told the court that the case was reported at the FESTAC Police Division and that two riffles were recovered by the police while .
“Earlier, the third defendant, Arinze, surveyed and monitored the movement of the chairman,” the witness testified.
“But on the Aug. 27, 2017, the defendants never knew that the victim was with escort; that was how they met their waterloo.”
“It was discovered that Evans was the Leader of the gang and he ordered the kidnap of the victim.
“It was Evans that organised the firearms and ammunition used for the operation.”
He said that Onwuamadike made a confessional statement that he had been into the crime for a long time.
“He has no other job, this is his means of livelihood,” he added.
The fourth accused, Upong, sold AK47 riffle to Onwuamadike without knowing he would to use it to kidnap the victim.