Billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, alias Evans had plotted to escape from custody before his arraignment in court.

He had allegedly tried to escape from his cell in Abuja after he was transferred from Lagos.

Evans is alleged to have attempted to give between $50,000 and $100,000 to one of the guards manning his cell to facilitate his escape.

Evans was allegedly coordinating his escape bid with some members of his gang by telephone which he obtained through suspicious means.

He was said to have concealed the phones in the middle of loaves of bread, eba, semovita and other food items.

It was gathered that 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.

The intelligence officers and IGP’s Special Tactical Squad, however, detected his plot and a heavy security ring was formed around him.

Recall that Evans was arrested on June 10 at No. 3, Fred Shoboyede, Magodo, Lagos.

He is currently 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 Prison.

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