Evans, the notorious kidnap kingpin whose real name is Chukwudidumeme Onuamadike said he recruited serving military men as part of strike force in his kidnap gang because of their expertise in arms handling and in order not to shoot innocent persons during operations.
This is even as the soldier, Lance Corporal Victor Chukwunonso who is one of the strike force of the kidnap syndicate arrested on Friday,admited he belongs to the syndicate.
Unsuspecting Lance Corporal Chukwunonso, who is attached to the Nigeria Army Band Corps, Abalti Barracks, in the Surulere area of Lagos, was arrested at about 9pm on Friday, in the Ojo area of the state, from where he was subsequently taken into police custody.
During investigation, Chukwunonso, as reliably gathered, admitted to have only gone on three kidnap operations with Evans. He disclosed that he got a total of N6.5 million from the operations.
He revealed to policemen that all the operations were carried out in Festac, Lagos. He claimed to have been given N3milion from the first operation, N2 million form the second and N1.5million from the third.