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    Troops arrest ‘kidnap kingpin’ in Benue

Troops arrest ‘kidnap kingpin’ in Benue

Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke have arrested Kobo Ishor, an alleged kidnap kingpin, in Zaki Biam area of Benue state. John Enenche, coordinator, defence media operations, who disclosed the arrest in a statement on Tuesday, said Ishor is under interrogation and will be handed over to the police for prosecution. Enenche said four militiamen at Rafin Kada in Wukari local government area [...]

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    Wadume, Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’, charged with terrorism

Wadume, Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’, charged with terrorism

Hamisu Bala, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Wadume, has been charged with 16 counts of terrorism, murder and kidnapping -- six months after his arrest.  A botched attempt arrest to Wadume had led to the killing of three policemen and a civilian in Taraba state. According to the Punch, the charge was filed by Simon Lough, Anthony Egwu, and Peter Amadi [...]

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    Captain behind Taraba police killings ‘had good upbringing’

Captain behind Taraba police killings ‘had good upbringing’

Not much was known about Tijjani Balarabe, a captain with the Nigerian army, until the news broke of how he ordered the killing of some of the policemen who had gone to arrest Bala Hamisu, a kidnap suspect better known as Wadume. Balarabe, operation commander of the troops who shot the policemen, is alleged to have had 191 phone conversations with [...]

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    Witness: How I paid $1m to free my boss from Evans’ captivity

Witness: How I paid $1m to free my boss from Evans’ captivity

Izuchukwu Ezeuko, a witness, has told an Igbosere high court in Lagos how he paid $1 million ransom for the alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans. Ezeuko, a manager in the firm of the victim, James Uduji, made the disclosure while giving evidence at the ongoing trial of Evans. The manager, who is the fifth witness in the trial, [...]

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    How a policewoman ‘facilitated the release’ of Evans when he was arrested for robbery

How a policewoman ‘facilitated the release’ of Evans when he was arrested for robbery

Chukwudumeje Onuamadike, the kidnap kingpin better known as Evans, was allegedly arrested for armed robbery in 2006 but a policewoman helped him circumvent justice. According to NAN, the police source who gave this revelation on Sunday, disclosed that seven members of Evans’ gang died while sharing their loot in Lagos state. After attacking a commercial bank in the state, the gang members [...]

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    Nigerians irate over #FreeEvans — but who’s behind it?

Nigerians irate over #FreeEvans — but who’s behind it?

A Twitter hashtag seeking mercy for arrested kidnap kingpin, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, alias Evans, has sparked outrage from Nigerians. #FreeEvans has been condemned by many on Twitter, but surprisingly, most of the tweets on the hashtag have been from its attackers. It then begs the question - who are the sponsors/champions of #FreeEvans? A history of the hashtag shows that one of the earliest tweets was [...]

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    PHOTOS: Magodo houses owned by Evans, kidnap cartel leader

PHOTOS: Magodo houses owned by Evans, kidnap cartel leader

The police have released photographs of the two Lagos houses owned by kidnap kingpin, Evans. The houses are located in Magodo Estate. Evans, whose real name is Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike, also has two four-bedroom duplexes in Accra Ghana. The kidnap kingpin was arrested on Saturday by the police joint special forces led by the intelligence response team, the Lagos state police command’s anti-kidnapping [...]

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    Kidnap kingpin, ‘Vampire’, killed by police

Kidnap kingpin, ‘Vampire’, killed by police

Henry Chibueze, a dreaded kidnap kingpin known as 'Vampire', was on Thursday killed in Omu Awa forest, Ikwerre local government area in Rivers state, the police has said. Jimoh Moshood, police spokesperson, said Chibueze was killed by the police special forces, led by the IG’s intelligence response team at 1am. He said that five suspected members of the gang were also arrested and [...]

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