Infamous kidnap kingpin, Chukwudi Onuamadike (aka Evans) has opened up on how he and his gang once hijacked a bullion van and took N200m from it.
Evans, who was apprehended in one of his mansions in Magodo Estate, Lagos, last Saturday, said the bullion van robbery, which was carried out on the Aba-Port-Harcourt Road in Abia State, was one of three of such.
He told journalists on Friday, “In 2007, I travelled to South Africa to deal in drugs and returned to Lagos the following year after a customer, who did not want to pay for a drug I supplied him, shot me on the shoulder.
“With the little money I had from my trip to South Africa, I came back to Nigeria and a friend of mine, Kingsley, introduced me to one of his gang members known as Too-Much-Money in Abia State.
“Too-Much-Money got me involved in the bullion van robbery. We hijacked a tipper we found on the Aba-Port Harcourt Road to intercept the bullion van.
“We forced the driver and his police escort to open the van. We got N80m from the van and I was given N1.8m as my share.
“Another operation was in Enugu where I met a gang leader called ND. We adopted the same tactic to attack another bullion van containing N200m. When we wanted to share the proceeds, ND collected our guns and gave us N200, 000 each.”
According to the suspect, the third robbery operation was on Umuahia Road where he and some new gang members attacked another bullion van. He said he used the N7m share he got from the operation to stock his shop in Lagos.