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THE RISE AND FALL OF DERICO NWAMAMA - Nigeria King of The Underworld
It was 22years ago.The year 2001,and everything was quite topsy-turvy in Nigeria.The Nation was still smarting from the scare that the world was going to come to an abrupt End by the year 2000 and all computers would stop functioning at the exact strike of midnight on the 31st of December, 1999.
Doomsday prophets went gaga, milking an ignorant populace from their brisk and dark businesses as they went around screaming the world was going to end.Nigeria was also experiencing the post-delivery pangs of democracy having just regained freedom from stifling military rule in 1999 following General Sani Abachas sudden and mysterious death. But away from all these superficial trivia, there were more disturbing issues heating up the polity and one of the most nerve-tangling of these was insecurity. Insecurity was all over the land, and the speed and ferocity with which violence was spreading was heartbreaking, to say the least.
Nigeria has had her fair share of notorious armed robbers like Dr Ishola Oyenusi and Abiodun Egunjobi who terrorized South-west.
Lawrence Anini who dealt with South-South.
And Here Is The Story Of a 22yr Old Derico Nwamama who held South-East to a stand-still (mostly Nd Anambran)
His real name is Okwudili Ndiwe a.k.a Derico Nwamama!
Derico started out as a Street Urchin in Onitsha,then graduated to a pick pocket,and then to a dreaded Criminal whose mere mention of his name sent shivers down the spines of everyone in the entire South East part of Nigeria.
THE RISE OF DERICO!
Indeed, long before Derico became famous for his Exploits in the City of Onitsha, The entire Anambra State was under the control of another Ruthless, Merciless and Cold Blooded Armed Robber known as Chiejina. He said that "on 16th of February 1999, two days after valentine celebration, Chiejina,acting on a tip off besieged a family in Onitsha hoping to get money from the man of the house.
but unfortunately,the man didnt come home with money, he had gone to the bank before going home.
Chiejina became so enraged that he grabbed the mans 4months old son, threatened to throw the baby from a 3 storey building, and when the man and his wife werent forthcoming with his demands, he flung the baby from 3 storey building and shot the man twice in the head"!
But according to reports, wahala started in November 1999, when the then Obi Of Onitsha, HRH Obi Ofala Okagbue rallied Onitsha-Ado Youths to help curb the ever rising Crime in the City to enable indigenes who ran away to return for the Christmas Celebration of that year. Ado youths then sat together with some of the notorious armed robbers to know how to settle them and have peace return to the City of Onitsha...
Chiejina and Derico were present in the meeting! They liaised with Derico and some special Police Officers to raid Chiejina and his gang.
The Operation was not totally successful because Chiejina was not present at the time but members of his gang were rounded up and sent to The Central Police Station, Onitsha.Unconfirmed report claimed that Chiejina didnt die on the spot,that while in the wheel barrow, he begged Derico to kill him and not take him to the Police Station alive.
Derico then obliged and pumped in one final shot to end the evil reign of one of Nigerias meanest Criminals!