Chukwuemeka Okoye, elder brother to Uchenna Precious Onwuamadike, wife of billionaire kidnapper, Evans, has revealed that there is no cordial relationship between the kingpin and his in-laws. Okoye noted that since his sister got married in 2006, she has not visited their village. Precious Onwuamadike, who is the last of 13 children hails from Awo Oraifite in Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State.
Speaking with Vanguard, on Monday, Okoye said even when their father died in 2014, Uchenna and her husband never came for his burial. Okoye, a farmer at Oraifite stated that he had not been communicating with his sister even on telephone, adding that he does not even know that she has five children. He said: “Our father was very sick when Uchenna got married and he was bedridden for eight years before he died in 2014. It was her father in-law that came for the burial.
“Once she got married, nobody heard from her again and sometimes we heard that she was living abroad.
“My elder brother who is living abroad once told me that he communicated with her and there was no way I could know their present predicament because I do not watch television, neither do I have a mobile phone that can be used for browsing.” Okoye noted that despite the poverty in their family, Uchenna and her husband never cared. He said that he had not even heard that his sister’s husband was a kidnapper.
The farmer said their aged mother, who is diabetic, was presently residing with one of his brothers in the North for about one year. In a similar vein, Abba Kyari, an assistant commissioner of police and head of the Intelligence Response Team, has disclosed the actions he had to take in order to ensure the arrest of notorious kidnapper, Chukwudi Onuamadike aka Evans. In a phone conversation with The Point, Kyari disclosed that he had to take a ride on a commercial motorcycle, popularly known as okada, to enable him move faster to Evans’ Magodo GRA Phase II residence.
According to Kyari, he had to do that so as to avoid any delay due to the usual chaotic traffic situation within the Lagos metropolis. Kyari further revealed that he had to take the action quickly and get to the location as he had earlier been informed by his men already deployed in the area that Evans was making frantic preparations to leave his mansion very soon. In his words: “At about 1.30am (on Sunday), Evans and some of his gang members went out to a club around Ikeja and returned at 5.10am. So, we were very sure Sunday would be our day. “So, I decided to go and cleanup myself and have a little rest before I returned to Magodo.
“I was still resting when my guys called that the target was set; that it appeared he wanted to go out. So, I had to take Okada from where I was, to meet up. “You won’t believe this, but it’s the truth. Do you know that when my surveillance team alerted me of the suspect’s presence at his Magodo mansion, I had no other option than to take Okada from where I was at Ikeja GRA to Magodo?”