• As police arrest kidnapper’s secretary
by chioma igbokwe
As Nigerians await the trial of notorious kidnapper and billionaire Chukwudumeme Onwumadike popularly known as Evans, policemen attached to the IGP Intelligence Response Team(IRT) have uncovered a truck yard which he acquired from the proceeds of kidnapping. This is even as police detectives have arrested Evans’ secretary, Ngozika Ezeokoye who went into hiding as soon as she learnt that police had nabbed her employer.
Evans had confessed to the police that he used the proceeds from kidnapping to establish several businesses including a haulage company that has not less than 10 trucks. He was said to have accessed the financial worth of some of his victims who patronised his haulage company.
He also told the police that four of the most recent trucks acquired were got from the N150million ransom paid by one of his victims, Pharmacist Donatus Duno.
Now in police custody, Ngozika insisted that she never knew that her boss was into kidnapping. “I used to work with a bank till I retired because of the poor condition of work. I got a job with CMT motors in 2015. Initially, our warehouse was in Apapa till they moved us to 235 Ago Palace way in Okota in 2016. My job was to take note of trucks that go to work, their destination and amount due for each trip. The company has eleven trucks and all the vehicles original documents in my possession. The name of my boss is George Onwuamadike and every money is paid into Chinwuba multi trade limited.
“I was paid N70,000 a month. I only knew about it on TV. I did not run away, I only travelled to visit my Uncle in the village when I received a call that I should bring the documents. I was planning to come to Lagos when the police arrested me.”