By Ike A. Offor
The notorious kidnapper, Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike, aka Evans, who was recently nabbed due to the efforts of Nigeria police force has pleaded for forgiveness for his crimes.
Evans, who is married with five children said that he will change and become a born again Christian.
He also said that his wife is an accomplice to his crimes. In his own words: ‘my wife knows what I do and she sometimes collects the ransom money for me’.
He confessed that kidnapping is not the only crime he has been involved in. He is involved in drug trafficking and other crimes.
According to him, it all started in the year 2000 when he fled his hometown Opi, in Nsukka LGA, Enugu state, after stabbing his girlfriend who turned down his marriage proposal.
In his confession, Mr Evans said that his mum has never been to his as she is against his kind of lifestyle and ways. She has in some occasions persuaded him to quit such life. Also said that his mother has never visited his home
Meanwhile, in another interview with his father, who was once a millionaire said that his estranged wife, the mother of Evans caused his downfall from rich to rags. He said that she lived an extravagant lifestyle and was the one who lured or pushed his on into such lifestyle that led him into criminal activities.
Mr Dumeme claimed that he never killed any of his victims, and once collected $1 million from the family of a kidnap victim.
‘I started in Anambra state during the tenure of Peter Obi as the governor of the state when a hunch man introduced me to kidnapping’, he said.
We were later forced to leave Anambra state and moved to Edo later Lagos. I had boys
‘I had boys from Warri, Delta state who worked for me. The first job I got in Lagos was at Johnbulls Ikoyi as a driver to the CEO. One day we were going to his office and my boss said that he wanted to visit a friend. The moment he stepped into his friend’s house, I took the sum of N350,000 he had in the car and ran away to Ghana’ he continued.
I later returned to Nigeria after few months and avoided Ikoyi where my ex-boss office is situated. I then got a new job as a driver in the fashion I did before. I also stole N600,000 and eloped to Ghana again.
I returned to Lagos in 200 and used my old method to secure another job as a driver at the home of the first family I kidnapped their daughter. When I realised that they are very rich and loved their daughter deeply. I took the girl to Ghana from where I demanded a ransom of only N20m but the girl’s father paid N22m instead. I then freed the girl in Ghana
Once I got this money, I ventured into an extravagant lifestyle and bought a house in Ghana. Then, I bought over five exotic cars and a truck. I began to show prominently in social functions where people hailed the way I was spending money.
I spent over N2m on orphanages and local primary schools in Ghana. The Deputy Nigeria Ambassador to Ghana and other prominent Nigerians were also in attendance at the handing over ceremony of my donations
Early this year, I was arrested along with my wife, in Lagos. We were brought to the court but we later regained our freedom due to the power of my money and connections.
I have to admit, I have done wrong and I have caused pains to several families but I want to live and pay for my evil crimes.
I heard several stories about SARS and their operations but I never thought that I would one day be brought here for reckoning.
I need a day in court to apologise to every family I have caused pains and offended and ask for forgiveness.