The mother of notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans, who was recently arrested in Lagos, has reportedly gone into hiding to avoid the crowd that besiege her Umudim, Nnewi home in Anambra state after news of the arrest of her son filtered in, according to Vanguard.
This came after the Obi of Umudim, Chief Benneth Okafor, revealed that the arrested kidnap kingpin was not known in his community as he hardly visited home, neither did he have any investment in the community.
Lady Nwosu, as Evan's mother is popularly called, was described as a no nonsense woman. Contrary to insinuations from some quarters that her son bought her a car from the proceed of kidnapping, the woman only rides a lady motorcycle popularly called Nwanyi Nnewi, according to a Vanguard report.
The woman has now gone into hiding leaving the canteen where she sells food empty to avoid the wrath of the villagers. A woman who spoke on the condition of anonymity said: "she went into hiding because people were trooping in to sympathise with her over the arrest of her son. Some came for different purpose; to make mockery of her and to see the face of the mother of the arrested kidnapper. Even you newsmen were troubling her. She has been crying since news of the arrest reached her. I do not know where she has gone to but I think it is good for her."
Vanguard also visited Emmanuel Anglican Church Primary School, Akamili Umudim Nnewi, the primary school Evans attended. Headmaster of the school was, however, not on seat. A teacher that was accosted said he was not competent to speak on the matter.
Also, police sources told Vanguard yesterday, that the suspect has been shedding tears since he was thrown into the cell lamenting that; "After making billions and living in mansions, I am in the cell with common criminals." He was said to have been keeping to himself in the cell and avoids other detained persons.
The news of Evan's arrest has become a hot topic in his home town with many expressing shock after learning that he was a billionaire kidnapper.
At his palace, the Obi of Umudim, Chief Okafor, stated; "I was told that he hardly came home. It is only the Akamili kindred where he comes from that will be able to give a little account of the young man. It is unfortunate that many people in this village do not know him because he does not have any investment in Nnewi like an average Nnewi man, neither does he own any house here."
More facts emerged, yesterday, about the circumstances that led to the location of the residence of the kidnap kingpin leading to his arrest, last Saturday. Sources attributed it to an informant residing in Magodo and intelligence reports that revealed identities of his three girlfriends.
It was gathered that after the Inspector-General of police deployed his Intelligence Response Team to track the notorious kingpin, they made huge progress from the documents recovered from his hideout in Igando, Lagos after the miraculous disappearance of his last victim. The documents reportedly aided them in identifying occupants of that apartment and opened an avalanche of information leading to Evans movement.
That was how they discovered that he lives at Magodo area of Lagos State, while other members were also residing in Lagos, Rivers, Abuja, Edo and Anambara States.
N30m IGP reward as a boost A source who spoke with Vanguard disclosed that the leader of IGP's team, Abba Kyari, who was tracking their locations had planned to round-up all the suspects, in one swoop, but his plans failed as Evans was always changing locations, making it difficult to get his exact location.
The source who spoke with Vanguard on the condition of anonymity disclosed that, while Kyari was searching for Evans, and has also mobilized some residents of Magodo Estate, giving them clear descriptions of Evans, his vehicles and the name of his security man, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, also announced a bounty of N30million on information that cou