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Evans: Captain set to leave West Brom in January

West Brom captain Jonny Evans is set to leave next month after the club failed to persuade the Northern Ireland defender to sign a new contract.Evans has 18 months on his present deal and it’s understood he has no intention of extending his stay at the Hawthorns.

Osun election: IGP Idris reacts to ‘arrest, harassment of observers, voters, journalists’ by police

The Nigeria Police Force has faulted the claim by Counsel to billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike also known as Evans, Olukoya Ogungbeje, that officers of the Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team extorted over N50m and other valuables worth millions of naira from his clients.

EVANS: ‘I'm ready to plead guilty to all charges to teach others a lesson, if I Die..’ – Gang member

Wherever you are, please, lift your hands and pray for the ‘notorious kidnapper,’ “Evans” Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, the man whose Igbo native names roughly translate as “God-leads-me-in-whatever-I-do” (for Chukwudumeme), “Death-is-no respecter-of-a-warrior/great man” (Onwuamadike).

Billionaire kidnapper: Police source reveals yet another critical secret of Evans

The Billionaire-Kidnapper, Chukwudi Onuamadike aka Evans, was once arrested in Lagos state . A Senior police officer who arrested the kingpin and his gang in 2006, reveals that a rift borne out of greed led to Evans’ arrest in Imo . According to the officer, Evans and his gang fell out as they were sharing the loot from a robbery attack A senior police officer whose name has been concealed to protect him from prosecution, has said that Evans was arrested in Imo state, but regained freedom afterwards. He told newsmen that Evans was arrested in 2006, after his gang of robbers attacked a commercial bank in Lagos. According to the source which spoke to The Punch, the robbers went somewhere around the National Arts Theatre, Iganmu, to share the loot.

While sharing the loot, the robbers had a disagreement and shot one another. Seven members of the gang died instantly. The then Divisional Police Officer of Iponri Police Station, Yahaya Bello, now a deputy commissioner of police, was in the know of the incident, the sources claimed. According to the Senior officer, it was confirmed that one of the members of the gang arrested then was Chukwudi Onuamadike, popularly known as Evans. “If you look at his chest, I cannot remember whether it is the right or left side, there is a scar. It was as a result of the gunshot from his gang members that day.

He bled and there was no way he could run away before the police came. The case was transferred to the Lagos State Anti-Robbery Squad. We investigated and discovered that they were armed robbers. Evans led the team. We also went to Mbidi Police Station, Imo state, to carry out an investigation on them. We were able to arrest two other members of the gang. We then had five of them in police custody” the source informed. A source informs that Evans was once arrested in Lagos state but was released by the Imo state police command. Reacting to prosecution of “Evans the robber”, the source said a certain policewoman at the Band Section of the Police College, Lagos, made attempts to have the criminal released. The lady known as Tina, a superintendent of police, insisted that “we should drop the case and that Onuamadike (Evans) was her brother. But when she was unable to achieve her aim, she travelled to Imo state.” Not long after, police in Lagos state, got a message from the Imo state police command saying that they had been searching for Evans and asked for the robber’s case to be transferred. The source reports that the Imo state command said they would continue from where the investigations had stopped in Lagos.

“Since that time, we did not hear anything. We heard he was later released there,” said the source. The senior police officer further stressed that Evans was not the only one released, other members were most likely set free. “The request was that we should transfer the case to them. We sent him and two members of his gang to the command. There is a hotel in Okota area where they used to meet to share their loot. The owner of the hotel was their friend. There was a time they robbed three banks in Alaba International Market in 2005. They also looted shops there. One of the owners of the shop complained to the police and we carried out an investigation. We discovered that some of the items stolen in the man’s shop were digital cameras. We traced the cameras to the hotel and into the office of the hotel owner. It was then that ‘big men’ started calling from everywhere that we should drop the charges against them. The owner of the hotel was later killed by the robbers, following a disagreement. His body was dumped by the roadside in one of the states in the East sometime ago”.

Advising the police on how to go about Evans’ case, the source said a proper investigation must be carried out. The senior officer noted that Evans links in South Africa, Ghana, and other African countries. In a similar vein, a soldier in the Nigerian army, lance corporal Victor Chukwunonso, has allegedly been arrested by the police for being a gang member of the notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans. Chukunonso, with Army No: 09/NA/64/6317 is attached to the Nigeria Army Band Corps, Abatti Barracks, Surulere, Lagos. Reports have it that he was arrested on Saturday by operatives of the inspector-general of Police Intelligence Response Team. Meanwhile NAIJ.com had reported that the notorious kidnapper a.ka. Evans at the Lagos state police command Headquarters, Ikeja, where he is being detained made other shocking revelations. Evans said he regretted not leaving the country with his family, saying he failed to follow his instincts.

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How Police hid me in toilet when Falana visited – Evans

Kidnap kingpin, Chukwudi Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, has said some prominent businessmen in the South-East provided information on victims and got a percentage from the ransom received.

The Nation reports that the suspect gave some names to the police.
Evans also confessed that some of his accomplices were based in Europe and were into drug business.

According to a source, Evans explained that he usually shared the loot with his informants on a 60%-40% basis. He has reportedly threatened to make a public announcement, if the police fails to arrest those he mentioned.

“It is true. He has mentioned some very prominent businessmen from the southeast as those who provided information on people he kidnapped.

“He claimed that they shared from the ransoms he collected.

“Evans claimed that most of his accomplices were based in Europe and that they were into drug business.

“The information he provided is being investigated. You do not expect the police to go and arrest people just like that.

“We have to be sure there is a connection between Evans and those mentioned. Once that is established, they would all be arrested.

“But he has been threatening to go public, if people mentioned are not arrested,” he said.

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How Police hid me in toilet when Falana visited – Evans

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwumeme Onwuamadike aka Evans, has told his interrogators one the secrets which had helped him to escape police drag net for seven years.
Evans, who it was learnt, took police to his third detention camp in Lagos yesterday, said he created multiple identities to be able to be a step ahead of security agents.

This came as the Inspector-General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris, disclosed that Evans was arrested based on information sharing and intelligence cooperation among police services in West Africa.
The suspect had earlier boasted to be the lord of the kidnapping world.
He said: “To kidnappers out there, you have seen what I’m going through. You have seen it on television and read it in newspapers. For police to have arrested me, the lord of kidnappers, I think there are no other kidnappers out there. Those who are into kidnapping should stop it. Kidnapping doesn’t pay. I have learnt my lesson. I think there are no kidnappers anywhere.”
In living to his claims as the lord of kidnappers, Evans told his interrogators that he had a different name for different state of the federation.

For instance, the suspect is known at his Magodo residence as George but he is Evans in the Lagos criminal world.
“In Edo he is Sunny; in Port Harcourt, he is Richard; in Lagos he is Evans; in Anambra he is Somtu, etc, while some his girlfriends police arrested know him as Mike.
“Security agents in each state are looking for different persons whereas it is the same person. He was doing that just to outsmart security agents. He is extremely intelligent in crime matters,” a source said.
Speaking on Evans’ arrest, Idris said information sharing was crucial to tackling the menace of trans-border crimes in West Africa.
He said: “It is through such exchange that we were able to nab a Ghanaian/Nigerian kidnapper two weeks ago, after evading arrest for many years.”

Idris spoke at an ongoing West Africa international security conference in Accra, Ghana, in a paper entitled: “The role of Nigeria Police in national security and its contributions in West Africa.”
He said: “For several years, Evans terrorised Nigerians and nationals of many countries across West Africa. Efforts to apprehend him did not yield the desired results until we spread our search net wider.”
Idris, according to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Jimoh Moshood, solicited closer ties among security agencies in the sub-region and emphasised the need to improve the method of monitoring and surveillance, particularly among border and coastal police units.
The IG called for improved communication capabilities among intelligence gathering outfits in West Africa, and called for mutual support to plug loopholes usually exploited by criminals.
He said that the Nigeria Police Force had 300,000 personnel in 127 area commands and 5,303 divisions.

According to him, the force has consistently contributed to stability and peace in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) nations and under United Nation (UN) mandates.
“The Nigeria Police Force trained 250 Liberian Police personnel in 2005 and has consistently offered training slots to police officers from Gambia and Sierra Leone at the Police Staff College, Jos and the Police Academy, Wudil.
“We also trained 100 police officers from the Republic of Niger on mobile police combat in 1998. At the end of the training, Nigeria donated trucks, riot equipment and tear smoke to the Nigerien government,” the IG said.

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