The operatives of the Lagos Police Command, on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, announced a N30 million bounty to anyone with useful information leading to the arrest of wanted Lagos kidnapper, Evans.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni disclosed that the policy is meant to encourage Nigerians to be involved in Policing the state. He made the disclosure while briefing newsmen after the Police raided a creek in Festac.
“We are encouraging Nigerians to blow the whistle on this kidnapper. Whoever blows the whistle that will lead to his arrest will get a N30 million reward,” he said.
The kidnappers’ den raided by the Police team was uncovered at Ijegemo creeks, Festac Town by the Police. Speaking on this, Owoseni said the Police recovered arms and ammunition from the den but no arrest was made as the kidnappers, who apparently sighted the operatives from far, fled in their speed boats.
However, the Commissioner said two suspects, who were later arrested, confessed to be members of Evan’s kidnap gang.
“Evans has been on the wanted list of the Police in Anambra, Edo and Lagos states, for four years. The suspects arrested have given us valuable information, which the Command is working on to ensure that he is apprehended by all means. The Command is already doing what is necessary in accordance with the laws of Lagos State on kidnapping. That is by taking over the house used by Evans to keep abducted victims or demolish it,” Owoseni disclosed.
During the raid, the recovered arms included four AK-47 riffles; two automatic pistols; four magazines loaded with 60 rounds of ammunitions each; 1,272 ammunition, 59 AK-47 ammunition; a police bullet-proof vest; a Toyota Hiace bus, suspected to be the gang’s operational vehicle, and a motorcycle after the security operatives traced the kidnapper to his hideout at igando area of Lagos.