Millionaire Nigerian Kidnapper Kingpin Arrested- Twitter Reacts

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Twitter reacts to the capture of Nigeria's richest kidnapper.
Twitter reacts to the capture of Nigeria’s richest kidnapper.

Nigeria’s most wanted and richest kidnapper, Chukwudi Dumem Onuamadkie, more commonly know as Evans, was arrested by authorities over the weekend.

Evans, a 36-year-old and a native of Anambra State in Southern Nigeria, has been described as “most wanted, vicious and highly notorious.” On Saturday as police raided a Lagos property belonging to Evans a gun battle ensued with the suspect and his associates. Security forces eventually overpowered them and arrested seven people in the operation, while also seizing 10 guns and more than 1,000 rounds of AK-47 ammunition.

He has been implicated in a series of high-profile kidnappings in the country in recent years and has targeted foreign nationals, traditional chiefs and wealthy businessmen. This led Evans to becoming one of Nigeria’s wealthiest alleged criminals. He allegedly owns two mansions in an upmarket district of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub, as well as two properties in Accra, the capital of neighboring Ghana.

Evans would allegedly use two separate gangs to conduct kidnappings: one to carry out the abduction and another to transfer the victim to a safe house. The gang leader extracted million-dollar ransoms from the families of his victims, whom he would keep in captivity for months at a time.

After the story broke thousands of Nigerians took to twitter to weigh in on the capture of Nigeria’s richest kidnapper: