Notorious billionaire kidnapper, Evans, while confessing to his crimes, made a number of revelations, one of which confirms what his father said about his mother misleading him. Evans revealed that his mother was aware that he was involved in illegal activities but hastened to add that she was not in support. He said: “My mother does not come to my house and she also knows that I am into crime but she is not in support.”
Vanguard reports that in a chat with newsmen, Evans promised to give up his evil ways and become a born again Christian if freed. He spoke of how he went into kidnapping after being introduced to it by a friend known as Hunchman. Hunchman was eventually killed during the failed kidnapping attempt on the life of the owner of Young Shall Grow Motors, Chief Vincent Obianodo.
He began kidnapping in Anambra state, during Peter Obi’s tenure but was later forced to leave the state from where they relocated to Edo and grew the kidnapping syndicate, getting more boys from Warri, Delta State to join them. From there, he moved to Lagos and continued in the illegal business. “We carried out two big kidnappings where our victims paid N80m and N100million respectively. In 2013, I came to Lagos and I went straight to Festac Town. Before I came to Festac, I had already established contacts with some boys. One of the jobs we did was that of the owner of Young Shall Grow Motors, Chief Vincent Obianodo,” Evans confessed.
He continued: “One guy, known as Emeka, brought the job and we were five that went for that operation — Hunch Man, Nmamdi, Uche, Nwoke and I. I was the one driving and our target was to kill Young Shall Grow’s driver and his police orderly. Hunch Man, Uche Nnamdi and Nwoke were carrying guns and they were the people who fired at Young Shall Grow. Hunch Man and Uche were killed during the attack, while Nnamdi, Nwoke and I survived. That operation was my most bloody operation. I didn’t know it was going to turn out that way.