Billionaire kingpin, Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike, aka Evans, has led a team of Policemen from the Federal Anti-kidnapping Unit to detention camps for people he abducted.
He took operatives to the locations at the weekend.
The separate buildings, located in Igando and Ikotun in Lagos, were the hideouts his captives were kept for days, weeks or months while negotiation for ransom were made.
“One of the victims, Udoji, I collected one million dollars from him. The other two victims paid me $300,000 and $250,000. “Whenever I noticed policemen are after me, I will move the victim to a different camp so as to prevent policemen from tracking me. I rented the Jakande house for N750,000 per annum. I also operate several bank accounts, but I used GTB constantly.
“My wife was only lying that she did not spend part of my money. She only wants Nigerians to have sympathy for me because she does not know I was into kidnapping. All I told her was that I am into drug, which she advised me to stop.”
Speaking on his cell experience, he said he is beginning to cope with the situation with inmates.
“The inmates are treating me well now. Even the IRT policemen are friendly to me. They take proper care of me. I can’t blame them if they did not take care of me, because I am the cause of my problem. I am reaping what I sowed.
“If I am given a second chance, I will be the most grateful person on earth and I promise to be an advocate of anti-kidnapping in the country.”
Evans and six members of his gang were also apprehended.
They were paraded last weekend at headquarters of the Lagos State Police Command by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood.
The operation that bursted the gang was led by ACP Abba Kyari.
It involved Special Forces including the Intelligence Response Team, Lagos Police Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Unit and Technical and Intelligent Unit of the Force under the supervision of the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni.