Evans at one of his kidnap den.

By Oladipupo Mojeed

The Anglican Diocese, Lagos West, has denied that notorious kidnapper, Chukwudumeje Onwuamadike (a.k.a. Evans), is a member and a philanthropist of high repute in the Anglican family.

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The Bishop of Lagos West, Anglican Diocese, Revd James Odedeji made the clarification on Friday while reacting to claims by Evans that he (Evans) had sponsored indigent students, given money to widows as well as donated to the renovation of the Anglican church building.

No affiliation with Evans

Speaking to an online platform through Ven. Paul Adeyemi, Odedeji said that it has been verified that the Nnewi-born kidnapper was not part of  the Anglican family.

“We have verified it, and we are very certain that Evans is not a member of any elements of our church. We don’t know him and we have no affiliation with his person,” he said.

“All that he his saying about paying school fees for indigent students, helping widows and donating hugely to renovations of our church are pure lies. Please ignore the false information, it is only meant to mislead the public.”

When asked if Evans had probably been one of the anonymous philanthropists in the church, Odedeji replied “We know all our members, he is not one of us and he has never been part of us.”