A police source has revealed that the notorious kidnap suspect tried to offer a huge sum of money to security officials to escape from detention.
A police source has revealed that the notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, the one popularly known as Evans, tried to offer some security officials $100,000 as a bribe to escape from his cell in Abuja before he was transferred to Lagos.
The source who spoke on the attempts the billionaire kidnap suspect made to escape said Evans offered the sum of $50,000 at first to one of the security guards manning his cell but when he was turned down, he increased the money to $100,000.
It was gathered that Evans was allegedly coordinating his escape bid with some members of his gang by telephone which he managed to sneak into his cell not knowing that he was being monitored closely.
It was learned that intelligence officers and Inspector General of Police Special Tactical Squad detected his plot before he could carry them out.
"When Evans was in our custody, he tried to escape but we were able to abort all his plans. We discovered that he had access to phones which were hidden in the middle of loaves of bread, eba, semovita and so on.
He was making calls from these smuggled phones in the middle of the night, making arrangements with some yet to be identified members of his gang to arrange for his escape.
We intercepted how he was luring one of the guards with about $50,000 to $100,000. He wanted an insider to serve as an informant to him and members of his gang,” the source who is a member of the IGP team said.
Recall that Evans who was unarguably Nigeria's biggest high profile kidnapper, was arrested on June 10, 2017, at his residence on No. 3, Fred Shoboyede, Magodo, Lagos, and is currently is standing trial before an Ikeja High Court for alleged conspiracy and kidnapping alongside five other members of his gang.
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