Saturday, 6 February 2016

How Nigeria's most wanted kidnapper made over N2billion in 2015

This is a long but interesting read on a man tagged Nigeria's most wanted kidnapper.According to a report bySaturday Sun,simply known as Evans made over N2billion from ransoms last year alone.They report his activities are so calculated and coordinated ,he has scores of  teeming unemployed youths and apprentices as hit men.
Read below 
For over five years, he has remained the prime target of the Police. But the more they hunthim, the more elusive he becomes or so it seems. Welcome to the world of Evans, ostensibly Nigeria’s most wanted kidnapper who raked in over N2 billion from payment of ransom for his wealthy victims last year alone. His list of victims is endless.
One of them is Sir James Uzo­chukwu Uduji, the Chairman of Comet Star Manufacturing Com­pany, who spent six weeks in cap­tivity before met the gang’s ransom demand. 
Udoji was abducted by unknown gunmen in front of his residence at 7th Avenue, Festac Town, Lagos on September 7, 2015. He was re­leased after six weeks in captivity. His abductors were said to have laid ambush for him at 72nd Junc­tion along 7th Avenue at a bad portion of the road, close to his residence. The hoodlums shot the driver and drove off with Uduji to an unknown destination.
Though he vehemently refused to mention the amount that was paid to his captors, he however, maintained that “their demands were met.” He gave this piece of advice to anybody who falls victim of kidnapping to cooperate with their abductors instead of risking their precious lives which cannot be bought with money.
Uduji’s abduction went viral when the amount requested as ran­som became knowledge of the me­dia. His abductors had requested for $1million US dollars which naira value was put at N220 million as at the time he was being held.

Findings revealed that the police authority is aware of the brain be­hind the repeated, well co-ordinat­ed kidnapping cases in Festac and Amuwo Odofin that became com­mon in 2015.