Stella Dimoko EvansGATE -Arrested Kidnapper Says He Wanted To Make Money Like Evans


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Thursday, July 13, 2017

EvansGATE -Arrested Kidnapper Says He Wanted To Make Money Like Evans

The police in Ogun State have foiled the attempt of a 44-year-old bricklayer, Mukaila Alatunse, to kidnap his neighbour, Precious Ogundiran, a student.

 Ogundiran lives with her parents at Lemode, in the Ijoko area of the state and is the only child of the family.

Alatunse was said to have discussed his plan to abduct Ogundiran with a vigilante in the neighbourhood, telling him that they could get as much as N5m ransom from her parents.

It was gathered that the vigilante played along with the father of seven, and later divulged the plan to Ogundiran’s father, a lecturer at the National Open University of Nigeria on Victoria Island, Lagos State.

The father was said to have reported the case to the police at the Agbado division, leading to the arrest of the suspect on Monday.

A team of detectives, led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Sunday Ominijo, laid in ambush at a hotel in Agbado, where Alatunse and the vigilante had agreed to meet.

The source said, “The police team asked the vigilante to call the suspect on the telephone, and tell him that the lady had been kidnapped. He agreed to come down to the hotel so they could contact the father for a ransom. The father is a senior lecturer at NOUN.

“While he was with the vigilante at the hotel, the team hanged around. The vigilante told him that the victim had been kept somewhere and that they should discuss about the ransom.

“He said they would request N5m from the lecturer and that he would take 60 per cent of the money while the vigilante would get 40 per cent. The operatives swooped on him in the process. He has confessed to the crime.”

In a chat with PUNCH Metro, the native of Ikire, Osun State, owned up to the botched kidnapping, saying he took to the crime after hearing the news of how the notorious kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans, made millions of dollars from kidnapping.

He said he got Ogundiran’s phone number and some other details from a shop owner in the area, adding that the trader was not aware of his plan.

He said, “I am also a commercial motorcycle rider and the vigilante rode on my motorcycle on June 16 in the evening. We were discussing how kidnapping had become a way of making quick money. I explained to him how Evans made a lot of money from kidnapping and suggested we should also try our luck.

“I told him that I knew a lecturer, who had one child, and that we would make millions of naira from the man if we kidnapped his daughter. He said he was also interested and we exchanged contacts. He asked me to provide him with information about the girl, especially her phone number, while he promised to look for more persons to facilitate the kidnapping.

“It was on Monday that he called me on the telephone that the girl had been kidnapped and that I should come to a hotel in Agbado to discuss the ransom. We were in the hotel when the police arrested us. On getting to the station, I realised that it was a set-up.”

Alatunse said things had been difficult for him and his family in the last three months and that he wanted to use the ransom to assuage his suffering.

“I have seven children with two wives. One of my wives died recently and I don’t have money to take care of the children. This is the first time I would attempt kidnapping. I am appealing for mercy,” he added.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said further investigations on the case would be carried out at the command headquarters in Abeokuta.

He said, “The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Illiyasu, has directed that the case should be transferred to the anti-kidnapping section of the command for discreet investigations.”

( Punch)


  1. Unam ikot

    @Anonymous Orubebe

    1. Oya
      Your sentence will come sooner than that of Evans

  2. Hope this one is an Igbo man.

    But wait ooo, the vigilante could have cautioned him without going this far. Yoruba people and betrayal!

    1. Aren't you contradicting yourself?

    2. Are u telling me that igbos are so loyal to themselves, they would cover up such a criminal minded person? Im glad to be yoruba. Especially when I see that d vigilante, obviously a poor man wouldnt resort to crime to get money unlike some tribes I can mention.

    3. So it's better for the Okada man to go and meet another person with his evil plans than the vigilante exposing him!?

      Brain fall on you.

    4. Fan Emmanuel pls stop sounding stupid all d time. Are u sure u are normal? U called a kidnap plot a mere thing that shouldn't be reported? Someone is planning to kidnap someone's child and all u do is call yorubas betrayers? Do u know if d guy had cautioned him,he would've killed him or looked for another person to plan d kidnap with?
      I pray d same thing should befal u so dat u will know evil is not good. Anu mpama.

      *** Chy Ozo***

  3. *I didn't read*

    Going wt d headline, I guess this was one of d reasons d police decided to restrict further investigations n stories abt Evans to themselves (the police) only

  4. You have numerous children but want to kidnap an only child? Wicked man.

    1. Can u even imagine? Wicked soul.

      ***Chy Ozo***

  5. Lmaooooooooo
    Role model toh badt!

  6. With all the attractions Evans got few weeks ago, I know someone would definitely be inspired 😂

    1. He is not wise, u can't be an Evans without a jazz man.

    2. @Becky.. U mean he is not wise bcos his kidnap plans was foiled? He would've been a wise man if he succeeded in carrying out with d plan? Like u are advicing him or future kidnapper to use jazz? Are u for real?
      Stella there are many idiots on ur blog..See what d trash a woman who is thinking of getting married and having kids tomorrow is spewing.. #SpitsOut# I pity the unfortunate man dat will make dis beast Becky the mother of his kids.

  7. Many will still attempt this rubbish. lazy men everywhere!

  8. May the hammer of God continue to fall on evil doers. Omo ale jatijati.

  9. See where your greed has landed you. At least you are now famous but for the wrong reason. Wicked man.

  10. Ok ohh and you have ended up like Evans

  11. An okada man with two wives and seven children,with your level of thinking,you don't need to be told that you can only be successful in failing.

  12. Someone had for seen this trend with all that media hype. Thank goodness the vigilante made sure he was caught as cautioning him to desist wouldn't have sufficed. Thank God for the kid's safety

  13. Stupid fool.

    U had one wife but greed wouldn't allow you so u married another and had 7 kids.

    Since u r a lazy man, u decided to go and kidnap another person's only child (ofu nkpuru anya) just to get extra cash.

    Bloody thief

  14. Where is even the evans self... Dude just disappeared from the surface of the earth..

  15. Rot in jail abeg....omugo

    MC pinky

  16. The trader did plan with this man,she sells foodstuff in front of d lecturers house.


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