Arrested billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudi Dumeme Onwuamadike aka Evans’ father said that he lived from hand to mouth despite his son’s stupendous wealth. Evans’ father, Mr. Stephen Onwuamadike, said he was not aware that his son had acquired wealth through illegal means.
He revealed that he sells pigs to survive at his country home in Akammili, Umudim, Nnewi, Anambra State: “I was devastated when I heard the news through a telephone call; since that call, I had not been able to sleep. I believe in a straight forward and honest life. If I noticed someone is not honest, I run away from the person. When my business was thriving, I did business with white people.”
“I was one of the early millionaires that emerged from this town until things went wrong courtesy of my first wife in 1985. She caused me so many problems and eventually caused my financial ruins. In fact, she brought me down to where I am today. I’m suffering and I can barely put food on my table.”
“I tried my best possible to train Evans by sending him to the best schools around. My estranged wife kept interfering in his academics. You won’t believe that my son, Chukwudumeje (Evans) has not visited home since 2008. The last time I saw him was 10 years ago. I asked him the sort of business he was into. He said he was into drug trafficking. I advised him to desist because it was an illicit business and the law was against it. I told him plainly that it was better to be involved in a legitimate business and wait for God’s blessings.”
“I did good business and it thrived; I was very successful. I have travelled to so many countries of the world in the course of my business. After the meeting with Evans, we didn’t see again until his arrest. His mother started manipulating him when he was only three years old; look at where it has got him. I don’t even have his phone number.”
“I’m pleading with the Nigerian authorities to have mercy on him and give him a second chance. He was misdirected and misled by his mother. I heard about all the millions, and I said to myself, do I have such manner of rich son and the roof over my house is leaking. I now survive by selling pigs.
– Culled from New Telegraph