An abduction that was carried out by the Evans gang on February 14 (Valentine’s Day) this year proved to be a fatal error as the captured businessman, Donatus Dunu, became the gang’s nemesis.
Dunu is a full-time pharmacist and the owner of Maydon Pharmaceutical Company, Ilupeju, Lagos.
He had barely left his office on the evening of 14 February, the lovers day, when he was blocked by a vehicle. Before he knew it, Evans’ gun-wielding men had stepped out and bundled the pharmacist into their vehicle. They sped off to 21, Prophet Asaye Close, New Igando, a Lagos suburb where he was kept for three months.
While looking for the money to pay as ransom to Evan, Dunu’s wife, who is also a director of the company, staff members organised prayers for the safe return of their boss.
One of the workers said: We did not only pray but engaged in fasting too. Who will not pray and fast if his or her boss was in such condition? It was really traumatic for us.
Unknown to Dunu’s wife and the workers, the person who gave the information leading to Dunu’s abduction was one of the staff members of the company, identified as Emeka, who was employed about five years ago.
Moral; be good to everyone, you never can tell who would be of help when you are in distress.