How billionaire kidnapper Evans’ most trusted girlfriends lured him to his arrest (Details)

More facts emerged, yesterday, about the circumstances that led to the
location of the residence of the kidnap kingpin leading to his arrest,
last Saturday.

Sources attributed it to an informant residing in Magodo and
intelligence reports that revealed identities of his three girlfriends.

It was gathered that after the Inspector-General of
police deployed his Intelligence Response Team to track the notorious
kingpin, they made huge progress from the documents recovered from his
hideout in Igando, Lagos after the miraculous disappearance of his last

The documents reportedly aided them in identifying occupants of that
apartment and opened an avalanche of information leading to Evans

That was how they discovered that he lives at Magodo area of Lagos
State, while other members were also residing in Lagos, Rivers, Abuja,
Edo and Anambara States. N30m IGP reward as a boost .

A source who spoke with Vanguard disclosed that the leader of IGP’s
team, Abba Kyari, who was tracking their locations had planned to
round-up all the suspects,  in one swoop, but his plans failed as Evans
was always changing locations, making it difficult to get his exact

The source who spoke with Vanguard on the condition of anonymity
disclosed that, while Kyari was searching for Evans, and has also
mobilized some residents of Magodo Estate, giving them clear
descriptions of Evans, his vehicles and the name of his security man,
IGP, Ibrahim Idris, also announced a bounty of N30million on information
that could lead to the arrest of Evans.

 This led to the rounding up of three women believed to be Evans
girlfriends, and they were identified as Amaka, Ijeoma  and Ngozi.

The operatives were said to have discovered that Evans was very close to
Amaka and he rented an apartment for her in Okota area of Lagos State.
Sources explained that Evans was fond of sleeping in Amaka’s house on a
regular basis and they decided to use Amaka to lure him. His plan to
evade arrest .

It was further gathered that fearing that Amaka may have been picked by the police, he avoided her as much as he could.

However, one of the police informants in Magodo made a breakthrough as
 the IRT were banking on Amaka, and he called and informed the police
that he has located Evans apartment.

He also disclosed that Evans has not been seen around his house for a
long time and he was believed to have moved out of his house. Our source
revealed that,  Evans was highly elusive at this time and he was quite
aware that the police were closing in on him and he moved away from his
home and relocated to a hotel in Agidigingbi area of Ikeja adding that
he also moved his wife and children to Ghana and was trying to dispose
some of his properties at the time he was arrested.

 The final straw On the day he was arrested, according to sources, he
was said to be unaware that operatives had located his apartment in
Magodo, when he contacted Amaka on Saturday morning.

“He was said to have called her on the phone around 4:15am, without
knowing that some policemen were with her and asked her to wait outside
her compound to meet him.
 She reportedly joined him later at the
spot and as soon as she got into the car, he attacked her, threatening
to kill her for not informing him about the police presence in her
Evans was said to have gotten angry and drove away with her in
his Grand Cherokee SUV and they had an accident at Iyana-Ipaja area
where he abandoned the vehicle, seized Amaka’s phone and asked her to go
home.  It was from there that he picked a cab to his residence at
Magodo to pick some few things towards travelling out of the country.
After then, we swooped on him and arrested him inside his bedroom.”

Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News.She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books.Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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