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EXCLUSIVE: ‘I am not a bad person, ask Anglican Church at Ikosi-Ketu, Lagos,’ Evans

Evans begs for mercy, says 'I did not ask any lawyer to sue police'
  • I helped indigent students pay school fees, give money to widows in church
  • Moves to name South-east big names behind the kidnap of his victims

Arrested Nigeria’s most celebrated and controversial billionaire kidnapper, Chikwudidume Onuadike alias Evans has apparently made up his mind not to go down alone in his present travail with his latest outburst. The self-styled philanthropist extraordinaire exclusively whispered to TheNewsguru.com that he was not at any rate alone in the kidnapping business saying that some southeast businessmen specifically fromAnambra State gave him names of those he kidnapped for ransom.

Evans equally informed that the loot was shared with his informants on 60/40 formula; some of them he said lives in Italy and France.

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According to him, he didn’t know those who had made it big in business but got clues of the residents and itineraries of his victims for kidnap especially, the foiled kidnap attempt of the chairman and chief executive officer of the Young Shall Grow Motors, Chief Vincent Ujumadu.

“I have given the Police names and identities of those who give me names, residential addresses, and movements of my victims but I think they are keeping secret for now because they want to arrest them. But if I wait and they do not arrest them or make their names public, I will tell the world before I die. Some of them are living in Italy and France and are into drugs.

I will not die alone because they too benefited from the money I collected,” Evans said.

The self-styled philanthropist also quipped; “I am not a bad person, you can go and ask about at the Anglican church at Ikosi- Ketu how I have helped so many indigent students pay their school fees, I give money liberally to the widows in the church, paid their house rents and even donated hugely for the renovation of the church and any church project.

The only time and can describe myself as wicked is when I want relations of my victims to pay a ransom, then I was always mad at

any of my victims because I want them to entreat on their relations to dance to my tunes.”

On why he took to crime, a highly snaky Evans blamed it on his ordeal in the hands of the Nigeria Customs who he alleged seized his 40 feet container of auto spare parts. He said, “When I came to Lagos, I had nobody to assist me so I started selling ‘black market’ fuel at Suru-Alaba along Lagos/Badagry Expressway, where I was making small money from the business. Later I met one Kingsley who introduced me  ‘rice and beans’ and we made so much money and we decided to go into the importation of auto spare parts. But at the Apapa Ports, the customs seized the goods and we were back to square one.

Later I met one Kingsley who introduced me  ‘rice and beans’ and we made so much money and we decided to go into the importation of auto spare parts. But at the Apapa Ports, the customs seized the goods and we were back to square one. With this, my friend said we should relocate to Benin and start kidnapping; that is how I went into full-scale kidnapping.”

 

Meanwhile, the Bishop of Lagos West, Anglican Diocese, Revd  James Odedeji has refuted claims by the notorious kidnapper of making huge donations to the church.

Speaking through one Ven. Paul Adeyemi who contacted TheNewsGuru.com via the telephone,  Odedeji said: “We have verified it and very certain that Evans is not a member of any elements of our church. We don’t know him and we have no affiliation with his person”

“All that he his saying about paying school fees for indigent students, helping widows, and donating hugely to renovations of our church are pure lies.Please ignore the false information, it is only meant to mislead the public,” he said.

When asked if Evans had probably been one of the anonymous philanthropists in the church, Odedeji said ‘We know all our members, he is not one of us and he has never been part of us”

He added that Evans may be putting up such lies in order to whip up undue sentiments to attract public sympathy.

 

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