The billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, claimed he made covenant with God not to lie, either against the police or anyone, when he is taken to court.

Evans who is facing 52 criminal counts ranging from kidnapping to murder, says he promised God he would not lie in court.

The kidnapper who pleaded guilty to some charges earlier this week, is now a changed man and is hoping he is given a second chance to live right.

“I already have a covenant with God. If police take me to court, I told God that I will not tell lies against the police or victims.

“I promise to tell the court the truth about any crime that I am guilty of. Please, people of Nigeria should forgive me.

“I just believe in God for a miracle.

“I will serve God all my life. I also promised the police that I will help them to fight crime,” Evans said in an interview with The Sun.

Evans told the Sun that he had already become a pastor, and that he never meant to kill anyone in his criminal endeavours.

He said: “The only time that someone died (during his operations) was during the attempted kidnap of the chairman of The Young Shall Grow Motors.

“During that operation, we were attacked and there was exchange of gunshots. They shot at us and my gang members shot back at them. It was in the morning that I heard that one inspector and the driver who drove the Young Shall Grow chairman died.

“It was an unfortunate incident. I have totally regretted everything about crime. It does not pay. I keep telling people to learn from my story. Crime does not pay. Everything I acquired all these years are gone just in a day. I will be an agent of change in prison.”