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How kidnapper Evans tried to escape custody by offering police $100,000

Evans tried to escape custody by offering police $100,000

Fresh details have emerged of how arrested billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudi Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans, plotted to escape from police custody before his arraignment in court. How kidnapper Evans tried to escape.

The Nation is reporting that police detectives, especially those in the Intelligence Unit, aborted his plot and the Nigerian Prison Service, NPS, has formed a heavy security ring around the suspect.

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How kidnapper Evans tried to escape

How kidnapper Evans tried to escapeAfter seven years of operating in different parts of the country, the 36-year-old most wanted Nigerian kidnapper, who showed no mercy during his reign of terror, was arrested on June 10 in Lagos State by operatives of the Nigeria Police Force at No. 3, Fred Shoboyede, Magodo, Lagos. He is standing trial before an Ikeja High Court for alleged conspiracy and kidnapping alongside five others.

The other accused persons are Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Aduba.

All the suspects were on August 29 remanded in Kirikiri Maximum Security Prisons.

Unknown to many Nigerians, the kidnapping kingpin had allegedly tried to escape from his cell in Abuja after he was transferred from Lagos. A source spoke of Evans’ plan to give between $50,000  and $100,000 to one of the guards manning his cell to facilitate his escape.

How kidnapper Evans tried to escapeThe source said Evans was allegedly coordinating his escape bid with some members of his gang by telephone which he obtained through “suspicious” means.

It was learnt that intelligence officers and IGP’s Special Tactical Squad detected his plot.

The source said: “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.

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“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,” the source added.

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