Evans It’s time for the kidnap kingpin to shut up

The Nigerian Police Force should put a gag on Evans and focus on their investigations.

Evans, it is time to keep quiet

Every man is allocated fifteen minutes of fame and after that, his time in the limelight is up.

Kidnap kingpin (as we in the media have chosen to call him) Evans seems hellbent to stretch his fifteen minutes of infamy as long as he possibly can.

Evans was arrested by the Nigerian Police Force on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Prior to his arrest, Evans was making it rain by collecting $1M ransom as ransom. The Nigerian Police Force had been on his trail for years but on that fortunate Saturday, the long arm of the law finally caught up with him.


Criminals are known to keep secrets even under interrogation and torture. Evans surprisingly is the opposite of that. The kidnap kingpin (must we continue calling him this?) is the opposite of a made man who has taken an oath of silence.

Since he was paraded to the public on Sunday, June 11, 2017, Evans has been singing like a canary in a choir of birds. He has told the whole world about his operations and how he became a feared kingpin.

Evans has become a cry baby after his arrestEvans has become a cry baby after his arrest


Granted, we would allow the good men of the Nigerian Police Force to have their moment under the sun. They get a lot of bad press (deservedly by the way) but when they get it right we shouldn’t begrudge them of their victory dance. Although it is very strange for ‘undercover cops’ to be recorded in broad daylight dancing to Tekno. Nigeria is a strange country.

@trafficbutter: Undercover 👮 @PoliceNG celebrating capture of deadly Notorious Lagos based Kidnapper Evans.

Now that their victory parade is over, these police officers should gag Evans. An investigation is still going on. All his statements after his capture should not be released to the public. Evans has said so much that we don’t even know what is fact and what is fiction anymore. Did he really say he wants to be the brand ambassador for anti-kidnapping campaigns in the country? Is he really going on a media tour?

Kidnap kingpin, Evans having a field day with reportersKidnap kingpin, Evans having a field day with reporters


This confusion is unnecessary. Evans is in the custody of the police. The only people he should be speaking to right now are detectives, his lawyer and his family. He shouldn’t be granting press conferences. He is not Pablo Escobar. The NPF should take the blame for this media show turned media nightmare.

Evans at one of the detention houses in Ejigbo, LagosEvans at one of the detention houses in Ejigbo, Lagos(Vanguard)

The NPF should be focused more on breaking down Evans’ kidnap syndicate instead of scoring cheap points for publicity stake. It is time to shut Evans up.


Wike doesn’t know how to speak English, he is poorly dressed and he is a thug- Rotimi Amaechi

The cold war between Minister of Transport and former Rivers state governor, Rotimi Amaechi and his successor, Nyesom Wike, has taken a new twist as both men are about to attack their wives verbally. It all started with Wike who yesterday alleged that each commissioner and local government chairman in Rivers State paid Amaechi’s wife, Judith, the sum of N3m and N2m monthly while he was in office.

Amaechi who is in Kaduna state for the commissioning of the state’s Inland dry port, spoke with newsmen and stated that the allegations were false.
According to him, Wike doesn’t know how to speak English, he is poorly dressed and is a thug

“By accident of Goodluck Jonathan, I don’t want to attribute it to God but by the accident of Jonathan, the man takes office and talks rubbish. My wife and family including my younger brothers and sisters, no one had access to government when I was governor. Even as minister, nobody will have such because it is not a family business. It is government business. But the problem with Nyesom Wike, and I want you to state this if he doesn’t shut up his mouth and do his work, I will bring his wife to the focus. You see I’ve been very matured not to talk about his wife. But if Wike does not close his mouth and talk about my wife anymore, I will bring out his wife. My wife will never do such. We don’t do family business. I care about transparency. My wife is a trader. She buys and sells and Wike knows that.”

Amaechi faulted claims by Wike that he squandered over N30bn belonging to Rivers State

“The man who says he has about $50m in Lagos and could no prove it is the same man you believe. The man who said I didn’t pay salaries until I left office and now he is saying no, it is pensioners that I didn’t pay. Do you believe such a man? Do you think such a man is well? You believe Nyesom Wike is well? First, he doesn’t know how to speak English, he is poorly dressed, he is a thug, and you bring me to focus with that kind of a man?”he said

Man stabbed to death after threesome turns fatal in Brooklyn apartment building

A young man was murdered in an apartment in Brooklyn, US, following a threesome which went awry. One female and two men (a 20-year-old and a 21-year-old) were believed to have been involved in steamy sexcapade together when one of them allegedly started filming and this angered the female participant.

Police sources revealed that the threesome ended the moment the filming started, with the woman feeling really upset about it. The 21-year-old man, who lived in the apartment where the sex had been taking place, then drove the woman back to her home in Staten Island, leaving the 20-year-old male victim alone in the apartment. As soon as the woman got home, it was alleged that she contacted her boyfriend, who was not aware of the threesome, and told him that she had been raped. The victim’s girlfriend, who was not involved in the threesome, also received a message on her phone that read:

“your boyfriend f—ed up and will be taken care of,” sources said.

After the man who went to drop the aggrieved woman at her home returned, the victim decided to leave for reasons that were unclear. As the victim tried to leave the apartment building, surveillance cameras captured two white men and a black man chasing him. He was attacked and bleeding from fatal stab wounds, he knocked on the door of a nearby apartment and collapsed, leaving bloody handprints.

“He fell into her house, she opened the door … he was apologizing, ‘I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry,’” said a woman in the building whose relative opened the door. “He says, ‘They hit me in the head, they hit my head with a bat.’ She said there was so much blood just gushing out of him.”

The victim, Ikonomidis, allegedly pleaded with the woman not to call 911 despite having three stab wounds in the chest and back.

“He went to stand up, I don’t know if he was gonna try and leave or what, (and) collapsed on the floor,” the woman said. “She said his whole body started jerking and then they came, he barely had a pulse.”

Ikonomidis died at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn at 4:33 a.m. His girlfriend arrived at the crime scene hours after the killing and was inconsolable.

She cried: “Oh my God, no! My baby, it can’t be f—ing real! “(Why) didn’t you go home? Why didn’t you listen to me? … He better go to f—ing jail! (Will) you guys get him please? … My baby, my baby, I love you so much.”

Police questioned the 21-year-old man, who was not considered a suspect in the murder. No suspects were in custody as at the time of this report. Police sources also said cops found no evidence the encounter was non-consensual.

“It’s something out of a horror movie,” stunned building resident Carol Petersen, 37, said. Her 18-year-old daughter had heard the victim screaming. “It’s horrible. It’s a nightmare,” she said.

Niger Delta militants give northerners October 1st ultimatum to quit the region, demand the return of all oil wells owned by them

A coalition of Niger Delta militant groups under the aegis ” Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators, have asked all Northerners in the region to leave on or before October 1st this year.

Rising form an extra-ordinary meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state yesterday, said failure to do so, they would attack all the oil wells in the region that are owned by northerners.

The group berated the Federal government for holding peace talks with the Northern leaders despite the hate speeches emanating from the youths of the region in recent times. They demanded that all oil wells owned by Northerners be returned to people from the Niger Delta region.

The militants also threatened that all oil and gas companies operating in oil wells illegally owned by northerners should vacate such blocs, wells and platforms before October 1, 2017. They also added that they would be declaring the Niger Delta Republic on October 1st. The statement released by the group reads in part;

“We condemn in totality the meeting held by the Acting President with some northern elders and youths. We see it as a grand conspiracy. A responsible government should have arrested those traitors, but our government rather turned round to meet with them and pleaded for peace. Does the Nigerian government see people from other zones as second-class citizens? Why are they more important to the Acting President, why is it that the Nigerian law is always weak when it involves the northerners? We are still watching the unfolding events with keen interest. We want to sound this as a warning to all the northerners living in Niger Delta to quit our land before October 1, 2017 as this is not just a threat. After October 1, 2017, any northerner found within the Republic of Niger Delta shall be seen as an intruder and shall be treated as such. We also use this opportunity to advise oil & gas companies in our territory to shut down further operations, PENGASSAN and NUPENG to warn/withdraw their members from Niger Delta before October 1, 2017 or risk their lives. Our next action will surprise you”

The militants also demanded the immediate relocation of NNPC headquarters to Niger Delta region as well as the relacement of the Group Managing Director of NNPC with an indigene of Niger Delta region.

Among the Niger Delta militant groups that formed the coalition include Gen. John Duku (Niger Delta Watchdogs); Gen. Ekpo Ekpo (Niger Delta Volunteers); Gen. Osarolor Nedam (Niger Delta Warriors); Major-Gen. Henry Okon Etete (Niger Delta Peoples Fighters); Major-Gen. Asukwo Henshaw (Bakassi Freedom Fighters); Major-Gen. Ibinabo Horsfall (Niger Delta Movement for Justice); Major-Gen. Duke Emmanson (Niger Delta Fighters Network); Major-Gen. Inibeghe Adams (Niger Delta Freedom Mandate); and Major-Gen. Ibinabo Tariah (Niger Delta Development Network).