It’s no longer news that the notorious kidnapper, Evans was a billionaire during his time in crime before he was apprehended, but what happened to the cash and other valuables recovered from him?
It appears the other ugly side of the success story of the arrest of the notorious Billionaire Kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onuamadike aka Evans and some members of his gang is gradually coming out following the alleged disappearance of money recovered from him.
P.M.Express reports that the Force Police Public Relation Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood had described Evans as the richest and the most brilliant kidnapper in Nigeria history who obtained ransom in both in naira and dollars.
As such he must have stashed some billions in his private houses and banks before he was arrested. However, since the Evans saga started, neither Moshood nor the Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni have mentioned any amount recovered from him in his various houses and banks.
This might be an oversight but it has given serious suspicion within the police circle and social media platforms that the money might have been recovered and shared among the officers who carried out the operation.
It was gathered from the police sources that after the success story of the arrest of Evans, the lifestyle of the officers involved in the operation changed.
It was also gathered from police sources that some of the officers have changed their vehicles while some were in their various sites putting up structures worth undisclosed amounts despite the fact that they were salary earners.
However, the other colleagues who were in support of the officers said they worked for it, after all it might not be Evans loot that they were spending as they were paid serious allowances for the job.
It was learnt that what triggered the suspicion was the way the police was not forthcoming with the properties recovered but just what Evans did, which was become boring to the public and they started asking questions about money and no response was given.
When a correspondent called Moshood on phone and Lagos Public Relation Officer, PPRO for comments, their phones were switched off. It was also gathered that Evans will lose all the properties he had acquired through his kidnapping business when charged to court and found guilty.
The source said before the court process the police supposed to file and apply for temporal forfeiture before the final judgment. However, all these were not known to the public giving room for suspicion that something was wrong somewhere.