THE RISE AND FALL OF DERICO NWAMAMA - Nigeria King of The Underworld
It was 17years ago.The year 2001,and everything was quite topsy-turvy in Nigeria.The Nation was still smarting from the Y2K scare that the world was going to come to an abrupt End
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.
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 Anambrans)
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.
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.
Infact a Policeman once told horrifying story about Chiejina
but unfortunately,the man didn’t come home with money, he had gone to the bank before going home.
Infact Reports have it that he forced families to have incest in front of him for his own amusement.
He forced Fathers to sleep with their daughters and Mothers to sleep with their sons, and Refusal meant death!
Derico and Chiejina were very good friends and also colleagues in the Armed Robbery Business, friendship that started during the famous Umuleri/Aguleri War.
But Derico was not based in Onitsha then,he was based in Abuja,Federal Capital territory
And after raining a torrent of bullets and on our ill-equipped Police officers and Civilians, he would speed back to his safe haven,with his loot Safe on the laps of power,Luxury & comfort.
Chiejina and Derico were present in the meeting!
Ado Youths then sought the help of his bossom friend Derico,they decided to give him a taste of his own medicine!
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.
Derico heard about it, he set out for revenge immediately, he ran into Chiejina close to Emmanuel Church at Ugwunokpamba road, Onitsha and pumped in lots of bullets into the Great Chiejina,...
Derico then put Chiejina into a wheelbarrow and wheeled him to the Police Station at Isiokwe, Onitsha.
Derico then obliged and pumped in one final shot to end the evil reign of one of Nigeria’s meanest Criminals!
Little did they know that they just crowned a more wicked soul, the King and Protector of Onitsha!
After the death of Chiejina, Derico became the undisputed Emperor of Terror in the Land.
The Entire Anambra State was in soup and the environs will not be spared too!
Then from there, he would issue threatening messages to the police that they will pay for killing members of his gang.
He also maintained bases in other towns like Agbor, Benin and Asaba.
Derico sacked commercial banks in Onitsha,Carting away Millions of Naira
Travellers who had to Pass through the state held their breathes,Expecting the hoodlum to strike anytime.
He was described as the personification of terror.
From Nnewi to Nkpor,down to Onitsha,Up to Asaba,From the villages in Umuleri to towns in Ihiala,
He took over people’s Lands, Businesses, Wives and all his members including members of his family got away with anything because they were related to him!
He could disappear Or Vanish with the aid of diabolical charms.
According to reports, Derico Nwamama killed over 200 people including 25 police officers whose lives he mercilessly wasted.
And after his successful raids, he would boast and declare himself invincible.
Indeed, Governor Mbadinuju was not the only one worried about the reign of terror perpetrated by Derico Nwamama ...
The police were helpless and had lost many men to the dreaded bandit and seemed at wits end on what to do to bring him and his gang to book.
The Police Managed to arrest some of Derico's men but he was still elusive as he kept operating with reckless abandon, robbing,Killing & Kidnapping
In December of year 2000, Derico and his gang committed the worst crime known to man till date!
They attacked a 59-seater-Luxurious Bus filled to the brim at the Popular Upper Iweka road.
The bus was about to leave the pack for Lagos.
Indeed, Derico met his end in the most awful manner.
Chanting war songs,they drove in their convoy around the town and ended at the Ochanja Market Junction along the popular Upper Iweka Road in Onitsha
Many knew the fate that would befall Derico, so they all trooped to the spot to witness the final judgement on him.
His body bore cuts and gashes, a testament to what he must have gone through in their hands.
He must also have known that the day of reckoning has come.
Still chanting war songs and egged on by the enchanted crowd, one of the commanders of the Bakassi Boys named Okpompi, addressed the crowd, telling them they were in the state not for politics but to fight crime.
He made feeble attempts at declaring his innocence:
It was when I killed Chiejina that people thought I am a strong guy, you know.
I trust Bakassi Boys. They are strong.
What was to follow remains one of the most macabre displays of public executions in Nigeria.
His severed head rolled on the floor before the crowd while his convulsing body collapsed on the ground,
In a flash, Derico was beheaded.
He confessed that while he was on the run, he was sheltered by a member of the National Assembly in Abuja.
It was like a sacrifice to the gods had just taken place.
The crowd was satisfied and as far as the Bakassi Boys were concerned,that was a clear lesson/message to any criminal bent on making life miserable for Anambrarians.
Derico’s mangled remains were heaped up, properly rinsed with fuel and set on fire.
DERICO NWAMAMA WILL FOREVER BE REMEMBERED FOR ALL THE WRONG REASONS!!!
The Story of Derico is a Warning to Youths who are Into Cultism, Robbery, Killing Or Kidnapping that, that Crime doesn't Pay.
And regardless on how Diabolic you might think you have Protected yourself, "ONE DAY THAT CHARM WILL FAIL YOU,AND YOU WILL BE CAUGHT/KILLED".
It's Only a matter of time before you are caught/Disgraced Or Killed!
But the good News is that,You can Escape such Nemesis by renouncing,changing and stopping whatever Nefarious act that you are in,Today.
It is NEVER too late to change NOW.
If they should Win and get into office,they will be the one hunting you to Kill.