Uchenna Onwuamadike, wife of billionaire kidnapper, Evans has said she was not aware of the kind of business he was involved in.
In a chat with Vanguard, Uchenna said the kidnap kingpin told her he was an importer of spare parts and exhaust pipes.
She said, “I was not aware that he was into kidnapping and all the criminal acts he is being associated with now. All I know about his business is that he was into haulage, buying engine and spare parts for trucks and imports exhaust pipes. That was what he told me. The reason he kept me in Ghana was because he said our children should get quality education.
“I have no idea of the type of business he was into but he told me that his friends overseas used to buy phones and jewelries for him.”
According to her, Evans had no friends and didn’t allow his family attend social gatherings.
“I don’t know any of his friends and if we were invited to parties, he would not allow us to attend. He told me that he has no friends and that he hates associating with people. I was always indoors because he warned me to beware of Lagos women that they are wayward,” she said.
Uchenna told Vanguard that she was shocked when she read the news on the internet after trying to reach him for days.
She said, “In the afternoon, I called but he was not picking.
“I called again, there was noise in the background and the line was switched off. I then called the driver that took us to the motor pack when we were going to Ghana and he told me that there was a problem, that police came and arrested Oga and that they came with a fair complexioned lady.
“When I heard all the allegations against him, I called his brother in Ghana, his mother, father and other relations but I could not get them. I then called their last born, a student at Oko Polytechnic but he said he had not spoken with him for long.
“I was confused until I opened Niger news and Vanguard Websites. That was how I got the shocking news about my husband. I collapsed and later called my kids to inform them what I just read about their father.”
According to her, he must have been cursed into committing crimes by his father’s second wife.
“I am suspecting that whatever happened to him must have come from his father’s second wife. I don’t know what he did to him when he was young but he told the story.”
His wife also begged “for mercy”, stating that he didn’t know what came over him.
“I am appealing to the powers that be to spare his life (crying), as I speak now, I am kneeling down with my children, crying and begging for forgiveness. Have mercy on us. He did not know what he was doing. He did not know what came over him. I am ready to come back to Nigeria and plead on his behalf. What I am reading in the news is shocking.
“They should kindly forgive him, he will repent. God knows I will not be alive and see my husband doing bad thing and keep quiet. All his wealth should be sold off and given to his victims.
“I am ready to come back and testify on his behalf. I will also like to see the Governor of Lagos state and explain the whole thing to him.”