A fifty three -yr-vintage suspected robber and kidnapper, Linus Opara, has said he did not know how billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwumadike a.Ok.A Evans lured him into his gang.
Opara, who claimed to be a graduate of civil engineering, disclosed that he was an informant for Evans and his gang.
He said this at the headquarters of the Lagos State Police Command in GRA, Ikeja Lagos.
The fifty three-years-vintage stated his position became to display victims at the same time as Evans paid him any quantity he felt like for services rendered.
Opara, previous to his arrest stated he operated a employer, Linok Construction Company placed at No. 3 Umezinne Street, off Saint Peters Street, Alaba, Lagos.
The informant, who changed into arrested at about 9pm on July 20, 2017 at his house in Igando, Lagos, claimed he become brought to Evans by using a overdue member of the group recognized as Doctor.
He stated: ”Do now not examine my white hair; it isn't because of old age. Rather, my hair grew to become white because of long struggling after my graduation as a civil engineer from the University of Ibadan. It remains a surprise to me how an illiterate man or woman like Evans was able to entice me into kidnapping and all his illicit enterprise.
”I studied Civil Engineering within the University of Ibadan. I am married with 4 kids and they may be nevertheless education. My spouse is a graduate of Accountancy from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), but she has not secured work till date.
“I am now not something to Evans. We handiest cope with him as chairman and from time to time as president of organization of corporations. I became arrested and taken to the State Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS) building in Ikeja on twentieth July, 2017.
“I noticed Evans for the first time the day I provided a nutrition complement due to the fact I am a distributor. The second time I met Evans become while policemen took me from their mobile to an unknown region in Lagos, because I become blindfolded. I could not see in which they had been taking me to.
”It changed into after they took me to Evans that they eliminated the blindfold and I noticed him. I addressed him as Nwachinemelu. Police had been asking each folks questions and I became answering thus.
“They asked me how usually I labored for Evans and I said two times, and that I became him down the 1/3 time that he requested me to do any other job. I informed the police that I monitored victims for him and he paid me. I did not understand the names of the victims.
”During the primary work I did for him, he sent a motorcycle rider to satisfy me at Olowola Bus Stop. He gave my phone variety to him and he called me. When I met him, I requested him where he became taking me to. He stated he turned into taking me to Trade Fair location. So I entered (sic) his motorbike and he took me to beneath the bridge at Trade Fair.
”He drove (rode) toward Mile 2 vicinity. Evans known as me and asked in which we had been and I told him. But he asked me to head home; that I had executed properly.
“When we reached Alakija, I advised him and he said I ought to not fear myself; that he had instructed others to permit me to visit my house. When he referred to as once more, he requested me to send my financial institution account wide variety to him. I sent my First Bank account variety to him and he wired the sum of N2 million to my account. I become surprised.
”The 2nd time, it was the identical method as he already had my bank account range. He sent me the sum of N700,000.
“When he referred to as me for the 1/3 activity, I informed him that I was no longer involved, due to the fact I started out sensing some errors in the commercial enterprise, like getting afraid for the type of cash he changed into giving me. The cash he become giving me within the twinkle of an eye became larger than the money I used to make in an entire year as a civil engineer.”
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