There are reports that Notorious Kidnap Kingpin Evans, fraudulently secured Ghanaian passports for himself, his wife and his children with fake names.
Joy News reports that Evans was issued with a Ghanaian passport this year under a fake name, Asare Nelson in Accra.
He was arrested on June 10 at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport while exiting Nigeria and the Ghanaian passport was found on him during a search.
Documents sighted by Joy News indicate that his wife and two children are also in possession of Ghanaian passports.
The Nigerian passport of his wife bears the name Uchenna Precious Onwuamadike issued at the Abuja passport headquarters.
Her Ghanaian passport bears the name Precious Asare born sometime in July of 1985. The children’s passports also bear the last name Asare all issued in Accra.
The document signed by the Nigerian Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Abba Kyari said Mr Onwuamadike has moved his wife and five children to Ghana because of the nature of his business.
The kidnapper’s plush residence in Ghana is said to be located at the Spintex Road in Accra. The duplex structure is where Mrs Uchenna Precious Onwuamadike is said to reside with their children.
The 31-year-old woman in a telephone conversation with Nigeria’s Vanguard newspaper from Ghana said she was not aware her husband was into kidnapping business.
She said he told her he deals with spare parts and shipping business and his reason for moving them to Ghana was for the children to have a good education.
Based on this reason, she relocated with the children while her husband stayed behind to continue his trade.
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris at the meeting of West African Police Chiefs in Accra on Tuesday, revealed that the notorious kidnapper has a Ghanaian passport and cautioned the Ghanaian authorities to tighten modalities for the issuance of passports.
“Nigerians are celebrating the arrest of the Ghanaian-Nigerian. Ghanaian because he has a Ghanaian passport something you guys have to look at,” he advised.
Taking up the IG’s gauntlet, the Ghanaian North Tongu Member of Parliament, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, charged security agencies to move in quickly to arrest Evans’ accomplices in Ghana.
According to Ablakwa, the use of Ghanaian passport by Evans exposes the weaknesses in that country’s passport system.
He said: “For now, it is a case to do more with kidnapping and those loopholes in the passport system could be used by terrorists. So, they have to be identified and closed so that terrorists will not exploit that.”