The mother of notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike aka Evans, has reportedly gone into hiding to avoid the crowd that besieged her Umudim, Nnewi home in Anambra state.
This coincided with the disclosure of the monarch of his village, Obi of Umudim, Chief Benneth Okafor, that the arrested kidnap kingpin is not known in his community as he hardly visited home, neither does he have any investment in the community.
The woman, identified as Lady Nwosu, was described as a no-nonsense woman.
Vanguard reports that she rides a lady motorcycle popularly called Nwanyi Nnewi, contrary to insinuations from some quarters that her son bought her a car from the proceeds of his crimes.
She also assists vendors to sell their wares after which they pay her a commission weekly.
“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,” said a woman who spoke on the condition of anonymity to Vanguard.
At Nnewi, Evans’ arrest has been the topic on everyone’s lips. Most of them, particularly traders, described his action as an embarrassment to the city.
“I was told that he hardly comes 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,” said a respondent.