Police Name Kidnap Kingpin's 13 Victims
Nigeria’s billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike, alias Evans indeed had his hands full.
During his kidnap career that spanned several years - although he claims its only two years, he successfully kidnapped 13 people.
He was indeed a busy man.
Below are the names of his victims and how they were kidnapped as released by the police on Sunday.
*Mbarikatta William Uboma. This was a 35-year-old returnee, kidnapped June 16th, 2012 at about 11.am on his arrival from Hungary while he was close to his house.
He was in his Toyota Car 2010 model in company of his brother to drop him at his house when a Passat car emerged from nowhere and blocked his car.
They blindfolded him and forcefully abducted him to an unknown destination. They later demanded a ransom of 10 million Naira.
However, 2 million was later paid while they collected other personal accessories. He was finally dropped at Okota on the third day.
*Paul Cole: Cole is 34-year-old man from Ohafia in Abia State. A Director with Ocean Glory Commodities, Apapa, he was kidnapped August 3rd, 2012 at Festac Town together with his General Manager, Jude Ugoje and another staff, Piriye Gogo, and taken to an unknown destination.
They demanded 10 million Naira. On August 6th 2012, they eventually agreed to collect 5 million Naira ransom at Maza-maza area of Lagos State.
*Mohammed Jamal: Jamal was 22-year-old Lebanese, kidnapped on August 19, 2012 at Ajah by three armed men, taken away blindfolded. 7 million Naira ransom was later paid at Ojo Barracks.
*Kingsley Nwokenta: 34-year-old Nwokenta was kidnapped September 19, 2012 after he left Lebanana Bar in Festac at Mile two under bridge.
Later, 1.5 million Naira was paid as ransom while they made away with his black Toyota Venza and other accessories.
*Anthony Ozoanidobi: Ozoanidobi, 41, was kidnapped in October 10th 2012 along Marwa Road Satellite Town. Ransom of 1.5 million Naira was paid after which he was released at Apple Junction, Amuwo-Odofin.
*Some of Evans' gang members paraded by police on Sunday
*Leo Abraham: 58-year-old Abraham was kidnapped August 20, 2012. He paid ransom of 5 million Naira and was later released along Badagry road, Lagos.
*Ojukwu Cosmas: Cosmas, 45, sells Toyota parts at Aspanda Trade Fair. He was kidnapped January 21, 2016 at Festac Town. It was not clear when and how he was released.
*James Uduji: James was kidnapped close to his house at 7th Avenue Festac late last year. He was held for 6 six weeks. He was one of those that paid Evans his highest ransom of $1M, about 250 million naira at the time.
*Chief Raymond Okoye: Also known as Odu- Na –Ichida, Okoye was kidnapped in 2015. He also paid $1 million as ransom, after being held captive for 2 months.
*Uche Okoroafor: Uche was a trader at Alaba. He was kidnapped in 2015 and held captive for three (3) months and eventually paid $1 million ransom.
*Elias Ukachukwu: He was kidnapped in November 2015. He also paid $1 million as ransom. Date of release was unknown but it was gathered that his abductors were insisting on another $1 million claiming family members were rude to them during negotiation.
*Francis Umeh: Umeh was also a spare parts dealer at Aspanda. He was kidnapped July 2016 at Raji Rasaki Estate, released after two months in captivity. It was not clear how much was paid in ransom.
*Mr Donatus Duru: Apparently their last victim, Duru was kidnapped in Ilupeju in February 2017 and fortunately the man escaped from the Igando House where Evans kept him with his boys last month.
Guess he became Evans’ nemesis.