Kidnap Kingpin Evans: “How We Robbed Bullion Vans And Stole N200M”


Notorious kidnapper, Chukwudi Onuamadike (aka Evans) has continued to make confessions about his elaborate activities, following his arrest at his Magodo residence in Lagos last week..

The dreaded kidnap kingpin told journalists on Friday that after he returned from South Africa where he was working as a drug dealer, he participated in several armed robbery operations specifically targeted at hijacking bullion vans.

He said the first bullion van robbery he participated in was in 2007 when a gang he was working with Stole N200 million from a bullion van on the Aba-Port Harcourt Road in Abia State, The Punch reports.

“In 2007, I travelled to South Africa to deal in drugs and returned to Lagos the following year after a customer, who did not want to pay for the drugs I supplied him, shot me on the shoulder.

“With the little money I had from my trip to South Africa, I came back to Nigeria and a friend of mine, Kingsley, introduced me to one of his gang members known as Too-Much-Money in Abia State.

“Too-Much-Money got me involved in the bullion van robbery. We hijacked a tipper we found on the Aba-Port Harcourt Road to intercept the bullion van.

“We forced the driver and his police escort to open the van. We got N80m from the van and I was given N1.8m as my share.

“Another operation was in Enugu where I met a gang leader called ND. We adopted the same tactic to attack another bullion van containing N200m. When we wanted to share the proceeds, ND collected our guns and gave us N200, 000 each.”

He further said the third bullion van robbery happened on Umuahia Road where he and another gang attacked a bullion van. He said he used the N7m share he got from the operation to stock his shop in Lagos.

Meanwhile, the police said they have discovered the two houses Evans built in Accra, Ghana. A detective involved in the recovery of the property said the value of two buildings is yet to be ascertained.

“Apart from those two mansions in Accra and Magodo, Lagos respectively, the suspect still has more properties that we have yet to discover. We will ensure that all the properties are unearthed,” the source added.

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