The leader of the infamous kidnap gang, Chukwudi Onuamadike, a.k.a Evans, that captured the Maydon Pharmaceuticals Managing Director, Mr Donatius Dunu, sometime in February 2017, has opened up on how the miraculous escape of Dunu from their captivity, exposed their criminal act to the world.
Evans, who was arrested with members of his group at the weekend, was paraded by the police, after which he confessed to the series of kidnap they have undertaken, and how much was recovered.
According to reports, he confessed to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni the number of victims they have kidnapped about ten persons, adding that he doesn’t release his victims, until their relatives pay the full ransom, which was usually in dollars.
He further confessed that their last operation, which was the abduction of Dunu was a tough job, “the pharmacist job was the only one that gave us a problem”, as the captive gained freedom by divine providence, thus making it God’s time for the captors to be captured.
On why he was arrested now having evaded arrest for so long, he said: “Everything has its own time. I am just asking for another chance, I am sorry for my action; I will become a Christian, if only I have another chance. I cannot remember the number of people I have kidnapped so far. I took part in high profile kidnappings in Edo State where I got N10million as my share.
“The highest ransom I collected was $1million dollars from somebody living in Festac. I keep my victims for months because I want their people to pay the ransom I demanded. I have people cooking for my victims, one of who stays in the house; his name is Uche”.
Although mixed reactions had been trailing Pharmanewsonline initial report on this case, especially the mentioning of Pharm. Emeka Egbulugha, had generated a lot of controversies, which had called for further investigation and interogation with Egbulugha himself. It would be recalled that Mr. Dunu, after regaining freedom had allegedly named his Superintendent Pharmacist Emeka Egbulugha, as a prime suspect, stating that he heard his voice several times discussing with the kidnappers.
During his confession at the Police Command on Sunday, Evans however mentioned that one Emeka facilitated their attempt to kidnap the Young Shall Grow Motors, boss Chief Vincent Obianodo. “One of the jobs we did was that of the owner of Young Shall Grow Motors, Chief Vincent Obianodo. One guy, known as Emeka, brought the job and we were five that went for that operation — Hunch Man, Nmamdi, Uche, Nwoke and I”.
Since the arrest of Evans and his gang, Pharmanewsonline has made several attempts to reach Mrs Dunu or the husband to clarify the position of this Emeka in the case, but they have not been reachable, while the staff members of Maydon Pharmaceuticals were reluctant to speak with us.
Pharmanewsonline will endeavour to get all details as more information unfolds.