According to Echezona Udeze who hails from Nnewi in Anambra state, he made up his mind not to ever go into crime following the advice given to him by his parents as he said he’s content with the “little” money he makes from hustling legitimately in Japan.
Read his full reasons below as shared earlier today on Facebook.
My fathers advice when I was going to Lagos in 1990:Echezona please don’t bring disgrace to this family and my name though I know you very well.
My mother advice when I was going to Lagos in 1990:Echezona don’t bring shame to before the presence of my fellow women though I trust you.because of this advise from both parents who brought me up in a Christian way.
Sometimes when I took my personal quite time to think and reason how i will look sitting inside prison for committing a crime.when I think on how my name will trend all over the world for being arrested for drug trafficking or being involved in fraud business or deal mostly on Facebook social media and internet.
when I think on how Udeze family name will be a disgraced to people ears all over the world.when I think on how my father and mother names will be castigated because of me stealing Someone’s car in Japan or being involved is a criminal case in Japan.
when I think of how my immediate brothers and sisters will face the general public in the church market places and streets because of the crime that I committed.when I think of the way my wife and children will look at on the streets of Japan because of my evil deeds.when I think of what my Facebook friends will say about me or against me both those that loves and hates me.
when I think on how enemies of progress laugh at me and my generations and celebrate my down fall .when I think on how friends of progress will feel about me.i simply and personally walk straight to my tall standing mirror and say to my self please respect your self and never bring bring disgrace to your family and friends.
And for that single reason I reject every bad business and everything that will make me to fall into traps of Satan out of greed and selfishness and love of money.and I don’t care how fast and faster my fellow Igbos and mates are making it speedily and faster.
i concentrate on my job and depend on God and my little salary.and by the grace of God am making it little by little and still strongly believe in (ezi aha ka ego)good name is better than money. (Ndu ka aku)life is better than riches. and finally till today am enjoying total freedom here in Japan and my home town.
My residence permit and my names are pure than gold and silver.it is whiter than snow and I still need more grace to get to the end without stain or pollution.