We have stumbled on more facts, surrounding
the circumstances that led to the location/
hideout of the Billionaire Kidnap kingpin, Evans
leading to his arrest on 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 victim.
The documents reportedly aided them in
identifying occupants of that apartment and
opened an avalanche of information leading to
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 t o 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
“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 house.
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