If you were in Nigeria last year then you would surely remember “Ivans”, the alleged notorious billionaire kidnapper who reportedly terrorized people in Lagos and Nigeria at at large.

According to the man who identified himself as Izuchukwu Ezeuko, while at the court on Thursday told an Igbosere High Court in Lagos how he dropped $1 million dollar ransom for the alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans.

The ransom was to save Mr. James Uduji, then held hostage by Evans. Ezeuko, a manager in Uduji’s firm, made the revelation while giving evidence at the ongoing trial of Evans.

The manager, who was the fifth witness in the trial, said he agreed to travel from Lagos to the South East to drop the ransom in order to save his boss’ life.

In the second charge, he is standing trial alongside Joseph Emeka, Linus Okpara and Victor Aduba.