Nigerian soldier who is also a kidnapper, arrested


The Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, has arrested a soldier in Lagos for allegedly being part of the gang of the notorious kidnapper, Chukwudi Onuwamadike, alias Evans.

A police source, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria, on Saturday, said that the team led by an assistant commissioner of police, Abba Kyari, arrested the soldier after weeks of surveillance.

The source said that the soldier, a lance corporal, was arrested on Friday at about 9 p.m. in Ojo area of Lagos.

The source said that a confession made by Evans led to the arrest of the soldier who was a member of the army band at Abalti Barrack, Surulere.

It said that the kidnap kingpin had told police officers during interrogation that some notable people collaborated with him in his operations for seven years.

The source said the soldier in his confessional statement, said he had accompanied Evans in three different kidnap operations in Lagos, and got N2 million, N1.5 million and N3 million respectively as his shares.

“There are serious efforts to apprehend other gang members and efforts will be made to arrest others,” the source said.


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