Following his arrest, Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike, AKA, Evans who was described by the police as Nigeria’s most notorious and probably richest kidnap kingpin, in his confession mentioned some of his high-profile victims.
Recall nemesis caught up with him on Saturday, June 10, at his palatial Magodo Phase 2 residence, Lagos State , while he had already packed his bags and baggages, ready to fly to South Africa, the following day.
Below are some of his high-profile victims and the ransoms collected;
1.) 35-year-old Mbarikatta William Uboma who was kidnapped June 16th, 2012, at about 11am, on his arrival from Hungary, while he was close to his house.
He was in the company of his brother, on their way from the airport, when another car emerged and blocked theirs. They grabbed Uboma, blindfolded him and forcefully abducted him – he was taken to an unknown destination. They later demanded a ransom of N10M.
However, N2M was later paid while they collected other personal accessories. He was finally dropped at Okota on the third day.
2.) Paul Cole, 34, from Ohafia in Abia State. A Director with Ocean Glory Commodities, Apapa, he was kidnapped on August 3rd, 2012, at Festac Town, together with his General Manager, Jude Ugoje, and another staff, Piriye Gogo, and taken to an unknown destination.
They demanded for N10M. On August 6th, 2012, they collected N5M ransom at Maza-maza, before letting their victim off the hook.
3.) Mohammed Jamal, 22, a Lebanese, was kidnapped on August 19, 2012, at Ajah by three armed men, taken away and blindfolded. N7M ransom was later paid at Ojo Barracks.
4.) Kingsley Nwokenta, 34, was kidnapped on September 19, 2012, at Mile two under bridge, after he left Lebanana Bar, in Festac. Later, he paid N1.5M ransom while they made away with his black Toyota Venza and other accessories.
5.) Anthony Ozoanidobi, 41, was kidnapped on October 10th, 2012, along Marwa Road Satellite town. Ransom of N1.5M was paid after which he was released at Apple junction, Amuwo-Odofin
6.) Leo Abraham 58, was Kidnapped on August 20, 2012. He paid ransom of N5M and was later released along Badagry road, Lagos.
7.) Ojukwu Cosmas, 45, sells Toyota parts at Aspanda Trade fair. He was kidnapped on January 21, 2016, at Festac town. It was not clear when and how he was released.
8.) James Uduji was kidnapped close to his house at 7th Avenue, Festac Town, late last year. Held for 6 six weeks. He paid a ransom of $1M.
9.) Chief Raymond Okoye – Odu-Na-Ichida. He was kidnapped in 2015. He also paid $1M as ransom, after being held captive for 2months
10.) Uche Okoroafor, a trader at Alaba, was kidnapped in 2015, and held captive for three months. He also parted with $1M.
11.) Elias Ukachukwu was kidnapped in November 2015. He, too, paid $1M. The date of his release could not be ascertained but it was gathered that his abductors were insisting on another $1M ransom, claiming family members were rude to them during negotiation.
12.) Francis Umeh, also a spare parts dealer at Aspanda, was kidnapped in July 2016, at Raji Rasaki Estate. Released after two months in captivity.