How I once sold drugs in South Africa – Kidnap kingpin, Evans

Billionaire kidnapper, Evans has revealed that he once sold drugs in South Africa.

In an interview with Vanguard, Evans he returned to Nigeria after he was shot by one of his customers.

He said, ”I traveled to South Africa, where I started selling drugs. But I had issues with some South Africans who didn’t like paying for drugs.


“In 2007, one of my customers pulled out a gun and shot me. I was lucky the bullet hit me on my shoulder. I was admitted in a hospital in South Africa and I went through surgery to have the bullet removed.  

“I came back to Lagos in the year, 2008. I was advised to also get native treatment to see if my hands could heal completely. I had two children at that time and after my treatment, I brought my wife to Lagos. We rented a three-bedroom apartment, along Marwa Road, Satellite Town, with the little money I had from my trip to South Africa.

“I called my friend Kingsley, who I met at Alafia while I was selling diesel and told him my experience in South Africa and I also told him that I was ready to do anything that would fetch me money.”

On the attempted kidnap of the owner of Young Shall Grow Motors, he narrated, “One of my informants known as Baba Eko also brought the job of another businessman known as Ucheson, a trader at Alaba market and we kidnapped the man on his way back from the market.


“We got a ransom of $1million from him before he was released. My share from that operation was N30million and I rented an apartment in Brooks area of Magodo Estate. 

“We then kidnapped another victim known Okija victim and we collected a ransom of N60million naira from him. Our next operation after that was the kidnap of the owner Young Shall Grow Motors.

“One Uche brought the job to me and I called Uche, who had arms and the vehicles we were using at that time. Hunch-man had also joined me from Ghana and we were five that went for that job.  At the end, Uche and Hunch-man were killed in that operation.”

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