Peoples Digest Online- The Nigeria Police Force has placed a N30 million reward on the head of a wanted kidnap kingpin identified simply as Evans. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, told newsmen on Tuesday, that a N30 million reward, awaits anyone who gives information that leads to the arrest of the elusive Evans. “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, as stated by the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris,” the commissioner said.
Vanguard reports that operatives of the Lagos state police command had traced the wanted kidnapper to his hideout at Igando area of Lagos last Friday, May 12, but he fled before their arrival, abandoning a catchment of arms. Following the raid on the hideout, the police recovered four AK-47 rifles; 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. Owoseni also disclosed that another kidnappers den belonging to the kingpin was uncovered at Ijagemo creeks, Festac Town, with the recovering of some arms and ammunition.