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Kidnap Kingpin Mrs. Evans deserves a Nollywood role for her crying talents

Mrs. Evans took a selfie of herself and family in tears. Nollywood should tap her up without delay.

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Mrs. Evans blesses the world with a crying selfie play

Mrs. Evans blesses the world with a crying selfie


Move over, Nkiru Sylvanus, Sola Sobowale and Eucharia Anunobi...Uchenna Precious Onwuamadike, aka Mrs. Evans, is here.

Mrs. Evans is wife of Chikwudubem Onwuamadike; the man everyone now knows as Evans--the self-confessed, cold blooded kidnapper who says he preferred ransom payments in dollars.

It is little wonder Nigeria's foreign exchange reserves took such a hit while he held sway.

Evans has been singing like an ill canary since law enforcement got a hold of him in his palatial home in Magodo, Lagos.

Amid other discoveries, Evans has shown the police round his detention camps in Jakande, Igando and elsewhere.

He was the most fearsome kidnapper this side of the Atlantic. The one who allegedly murdered persons to meet his goals. 

Evans calls himself 'the king of kidnappers'.

Evans at one of the detention houses in Ejigbo, Lagos play Evans takes police to his detention camps (Vanguard)


Evans now says he is suffering from colon cancer and that he has nothing to live for anymore. So, he sings, because singing never quite goes out of fashion.

ALSO READ: 'I am the King of Kidnappers in Nigeria' - Evans

Evans also says he wants to become a changed man. That he's had a change of heart concerning his ways and wants a clean slate.

Double-speak much?

With the noose now tightening around her husband, Mrs. Evans who is perched somewhere in Ghana, took to crying as an occupation.

She reached out to the Vanguard newspaper.

Vanguard would go on to describe her voice as "pathetic".

Mrs. Evans gathered all of her five kids, held up her smartphone, urged the children to weep for the camera and 'click'.

'Kidnap Kingpin lied, he killed my father' - former Super Eagles player says play Evans (dawntodusknews.com)


We saw the picture same time you did. It was the most shameful selfie seen round the world this week.

"I have not been receiving money from him, I have never seen his money.  The only thing I know is that there was a time he bought an expensive watch in Dubai and I wanted to know why he bought it when he could not open any business for me", said Mrs. Evans who also confessed to receiving N20M from her husband in another breath. 

Mrs. Evans also said she didn't know that her husband was into crime or that he had loads of girlfriends who were 'servicing' her husband when she's in Ghana.

ALSO READ: 'How I was able to escape from police for so long' - Billionaire kidnapper

"I feel very bad because I did not know if he was doing all these or not. Even if he was into all these, why did he not stop because of me and his children? All the time when we pray, he used to promise God that he would tell Him his story later in life".

She also said her husband is deeply religious, that he lives on Psalm 23 of scripture...that passage that talks about "the valley of the shadow of death..."

Evans has become a cry baby after his arrest play Evans is in tears (The Nation)


And then this: "I am appealing to the powers that be to spare his life. 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".

Mrs. Evans can weep buckets for all we care, but what she was trying to achieve through the media wasn't lost on anyone.

She was trying to use the tears of innocent kids to plead the case of a man who has allegedly terrorised families, traumatised hundreds and stolen from the poor and rich without qualms and at gunpoint.

Mrs. Evans took that selfie to sway public emotion and opinion. And she succeeded to some degree, because soon after, the hashtag #FreeEvans was cynically born.

play One of Evans' palatial homes (Punch)


It was a devious plot and Mrs. Evans must have been advised to organise that pity party by someone who is just as devious and sinister.

However, we should warn her not to attempt it again.

While Mrs. Evans said she didn't know what her husband was up to, her husband says she also partook in receiving ransom payments.

The Evans trial will be conducted on its merit. The Evans trial will be televised and tweeted.

And since Nollywood is suddenly bereft of actors who can cry buckets these days, there'll be nothing wrong in asking Mrs. Evans to proceed for an audition in Idumota or upper Iweka where her skills will come in very handy during the period of her husband's trial.

At least, she can't say we never did anything for her.

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