Kidnap kingpin: Nigerians condemn the ‘Free Evans’ campaign

Nigerians have continued to react to a spooky hashtag, #FreeEvans, which observers claim is geared towards securing public sympathy for self-confessed Lagos kidnap kingpin, Chukwudemeje George Onwamadike, aka Evans.

According to Police authorities, for seven years, Evans was slippery, and had managed to escape detection or arrest.

He was, however, arrested last Saturday, June 10, after a police special squad caught up with him at his No. 3, Fred Shoboyede Street, Magodo, Lagos home.

His arrest was attended by a fierce gun battle which lasted several hours, law enforcement agents claim.

Nigerians are therefore concerned that any law-abiding citizen could campaign for his release.