Suspected Kidnapper, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, alias Evans, according to reports from The Nation he plotted to escape form the police custody.
The Plot was aborted by the police detectives, especially those in the Intelligence Unit. The Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) has formed a heavy security ring around the suspect.
He is standing trial before an Ikeja High Court for alleged conspiracy and that kidnapping alongside five others. All the suspects were on August twenty nine remanded in Kirikiri Maximum Security Prisons.
Unknown to many Nigerians, the kidnapping kingpin had allegedly tried to escape from his cell in Abuja after he was transferred away from Lagos. A source spoke of Evans’ plan to give between $50,000 and $100,000 to one of the guards manning his cell to facilitate his escape.
The source said Evans was allegedly coordinating his escape bid with some members of his gang by telephone which he obtained through “suspicious” means.
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It was learnt that intelligence officers and IGP’s Special Tactical Squad detected his plot form. The source said: “When Evans was in our custody, he plotted to escape that moment but we were able to abort all his plans.
We discovered that he had many access to phones which were hidden in the middle of loaves of bread, eba, semovita and so on. He was making calls from these smuggled phones in the middle of the night, making arrangements with some yet to be identified members of his gang to arrange for his escape.
We intercepted how he was luring one of the guards with about $50,000 to $100,000. He wanted an insider to serve as informant to him and members of his gang.”