- Several information and secrets have been unearthed since the arrest of Chukwudumeje George Onwuamadike, the billionaire kidnapper, nicknamed Evans
- Some of his victims are now raising fears that their lives and those of their family members are not safe
Some of the victims of Chukwudumeje George Onwuamadike, the billionaire kidnapper nicknamed Evans, say they are now living in fear.
The victims said their fear arise from the fact that some members of the gang were still parading the streets and are yet to be arrested.
The Nation reports Chief Donatus Dunu, the very victim whose escape led to the arrest of Evans, described the release of his worker, Emeka Egbulugha, who allegedly facilitated his kidnap as dangerous.
Egbulugha was arrested by the police while investigation into the alleged kidnap of his boss was still ongoing.
NAIJ.com understands that Dunu expressed fear that the release of Emeka and others has placed his life and those of his family members under threat.
“Nobody should have allowed those suspected workers in my company to be granted bail in any guise because I have evidence of the active participation of, particularly, Emeka, my pharmacist.
"Releasing him has worsened my plight and that of my family.
“Why should police release Emeka, the chief accomplice in my kidnap?
“I not only heard his voice while in captivity, but saw him there few days after my kidnap. He came asking them where I was kept.
"When they showed him, he opened the door where they kept me in chains and our eyes met. Though I was blindfolded, I was about eating when I heard his voice and I normally remove the blind. That was how I saw him and I had the greatest shock of my life.
“He was always there with my abductors. His voice is unmistakable to me having stayed with him since 2003.
“The man in charge of the den, Uche, whom he claimed he does not know, speaks the same dialect with him. He is the person Emeka met each time he visited.
“There was also another member of the gang who spoke the Abakaliki dialect of Yoruba and I don’t know whether those arrested have confessed about his whereabouts to the police.
“I have a strong feeling that Uche and Emeka are from the same town because they speak the same dialect. Those guarding me were initially two.
“When the Abakaliki man travelled on Easter Monday, they brought another person to replace him. That one is very sick because he was coughing constantly.
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“I knew that the Abakaliki man travelled because I heard Emeka discussing with Uche, asking whether he had travelled and Uche said, yes.
“That same Easter Monday, I overheard Emeka and Uche saying “We will kill him. We have no alternative until chairman comes back.
“Two weeks after, chairman came back and I knew whenever he visited because they shut all the doors and switch on the generator perhaps, to stifle their discussions.
“His visit did not last more than 10 minutes and that was the first and only time he came to the den while I was there. That same night, the Abakaliki man brought noodle for my dinner.
“He told me to eat so that I will have enough energy to face ‘us at the canal.’ They later told me that canal is where they use to ‘bath’ their captives and I concluded that it means where they killed their victims.
“I was made to understand that the Abakaliki man is the one that would kill me if chairman gives the order.
“That was when I realised the killing they were discussing with Emeka was about to take place. Earlier, I thought that the killing they were discussing must be probably another person.
“But after this canal; discussion, I now knew that I was their target. After that, I overheard Emeka again, about two weeks later, discussing with Uche saying ‘If they want to kill him, they should kill him. In fact, kill him.’
“Then, their last discussion was on Wednesday before my escape on Friday. I heard Emeka again asking whether they had killed me.
“They said no, it was going to be Friday night. That was when I concluded that it was all over," he said.
He said just before his kidnap he took some decisions in the office that affected the alleged pharmacist.
“I suspected that he and some of my boys were stealing goods from my warehouse and I made changes, which I suspect did not favour him.
“I strongly suspect that this must be his motive to connive with those kidnappers. In fact, before my abduction, we had a meeting with a foreign partner and I remember vividly that during one of my telephone conversations with their chairman whom I suspect is Evans, he asked me who the two ladies in my office were the same day I was kidnapped.
“Emeka came to the office that same day and those ladies were with me. Why did the chairman ask that question? Who told him that I was with two ladies in my office? These are the unanswered questions police should have asked.
“Secondly, my kidnappers told me that they have a group picture of my staff which we took last January. We use to meet every January and all the sales representatives including Emeka attended.
“They also claimed they went to take inventory of the goods in my warehouse. Yes, they did but we are still auditing to know whether goods were missing or not.
“Even, an account opening document was found in Emeka’s official car before he was taken to the anti-kidnapping unit after his arrest. Emeka was the only visitor that came to the den while I was there. He was not an ordinary friend to those that guarded me.
“I feel so bad that the police allowed the court to set him free thereby endangering my life. I don’t think the police carried out a thorough investigation after the so-called identification parade which was simply a charade.
“I am calling on the police authorities to do the needful by re-arresting Emeka and investigating him thoroughly," he added.
NAIJ.com reported earlier that the Nigeria Police Force has launched an investigation into how alleged billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamdike, aka Evans, regained freedom in 2006 after he was arrested for armed robbery in Lagos state.
Watch this video of a visit to the home of Evans the kidnapper: