Billionaire kidnapper, Evans, who has been making useful confessions since his arrest had named a man as one of the active members of his gang who was tasked with buying arms and ammunition for their operations.
Operatives of Nigerian Security Agencies in Bayelsa State, have started an investigation into the identity of a man named Suoyo whom notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeje Onwuamadike, aka Evans, mentioned as one of his gang members in the state, The Nation reports.
In one of his numerous confessional statements, Evans the kidnapper said Suoyo is one of the most active members of his gang, who had the job of buying arms and ammunition, for their operations.
He said: “When Suoyo, who lives in Bayelsa State, called me and expressed fears, I also assured him that nothing was going to happen. I told him I was making plans for another operation and needed him to go into the creeks and buy a new set of arms and ammunition”.
During the meeting in the Government House which had Governor Seriake Dickson in attendance, the security commanders were said to be certain that that the Suoyo mentioned by Evans was the same person who was recently arrested by the operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the state.
According to NSCDC, Suoyo Dickson was arrested and paraded on Thursday by the state Commandant of NSCDC, Mr. Desmond Agu, in connection with the recent attack on a pipeline which belong to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company (NAOC).
Suoyo who is also knows as Hustler, reportedly led a gang of vandals that attacked the Agip pipeline at Lagosgbene, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state on May 30, 2017.
A security source said the security commander comprising of the of ODS, the police and NSCDC agreed that Suoyo should be subjected to further investigations.
The source said the security heads believed the suspect was responsible for the theft of service rifles of security operatives especially policemen in the state.
“The security heads also agreed to compile a list of such stolen arms and ammunition in the state and send it to the Force Headquarters to know whether they were among the ones recovered from Evans.
“The Suoyo mentioned by Evans seems in all ramifications to be the same suspected arrested by the NSCDC recently in connection with attack on a pipeline. The security heads in the state believe so and they will surely carry out further investigations to determine his linkage with the Evans’ gang,” the source said.