- Anglican Church says Evans has never been part of their family
- Evans had claimed that he sponsored indigent students, gave money to widows, and donated to the renovation of the Anglican Church building
- But the Anglican Church has come out to say that Evans is bent on misleading the public
The Bishop of Lagos West, Anglican Diocese, Revd James Odedeji on Friday, June 23, denied claims by billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeje Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans of being a member and philanthropist of high repute in the Anglican family.
Evans in one of his interviews with newsmen had claimed that he sponsored indigent students, gave money to widows, and donated to the renovation of the Anglican Church building.
But according to Odedeji, Evans is a member of the Anglican Church and has never been part of the Anglican family, Vanguard reports.
Speaking through Ven. Paul Adeyemi, Odedeji said: “We have verified it, and we are 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.”
Asked if Evans had probably been one of the anonymous philanthropists in the church, Odedeji replied: "We know all our members, he is not one of us and he has never been part of us.”
Earlier, NAIJ.com reported that Evans who on Sunday, June 18, led police operatives to two houses in Ejigbo and Igando areas in Lagos state, where he kept some of his victim for months recently spoke about his best location for hiding his victims.
Evans said he regretted relocating one of his hideouts from Jakande Estate area of Lagos. He said the place he kept captives at Green street in Jakande Estate was good for business.
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video asking if Evans should be jailed or employed by the government: