Billionaire Kidnapper Evans Exposed After He Offered Police Guard $100,000 To Escape From Custody
Kidnapping suspect Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, alias Evans, offered a police guard between $50,000 and $100,000 to help him escape from custody just before he was charged, The Nation newspaper is reporting.
Evans who is facing charges of conspiracy and kidnapping alongside five others had tried to escape from a police cell in Abuja after he was briefly transferred there after his arrest in his residence in Magodo, Lagos.
An unnamed source told the newspaper that spoke of Evans’ plan to give between $50,000 and $100,000 to one of the guards manning his cell to facilitate his escape.
The source also revealed that while in police custody, several telephones were smuggled into his cell which he used to contact some of his gang members outside.
But his plan to escape was detected by intelligence officers attached to IGP’s Special Tactical Squad
The source said: “When Evans was in our custody, he tried to escape but we were able to abort all his plans. We discovered that he had access to phones which were hidden in the middle of loaves of bread, eba, semovita and so on.
“He was making calls from these smuggled phones in the middle of the night, making arrangements with some yet to be identified members of his gang to arrange for his escape.
“We intercepted how he was luring one of the guards with about $50,000 to $100,000. He wanted an insider to serve as an informant to him and members of his gang.”