Father of billionaire kidnapper, Chukudi Dumeme Onwuamadike also known as Evans, Stephen Onwuamadike has disclosed that the accused’s mother manipulated him into acquiring illegal wealth.
Evans was recently arrested by police operatives in Lagos State.
Speaking on his son’s arrest, Onwuamadike, who claimed that the arrested kidnapper was a good boy, maintained that Evans’ mother started manipulating him spiritually since he was three-years-old.
The father of the millionaire kidnapper, who lives in his country home at Akammili, Umudim, Nnewi, Anambra State, disclosed that he tried his best to raise Evans well by sending him to the best schools around but the mother kept interfering.
He claimed that he lives in poverty and had no idea his son had come into wealth acquired illegally.
He said the last time he saw his son was in 2008 at which time he advised him to desist from illegal means of acquiring wealth.
Speaking with journalists, the businessman who claims to sell pigs said, “My son is a good boy, but his mother misled him.” Stephen said Evans’ real name is Chukwudumeje. He alleged that Evans is being spiritually manipulated by his ex-wife.
“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
“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.”
“His mother started manipulating him spiritually 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.”