April 24, 2024

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Kidnap Kingpin Evans,2 Others To Serve Life Imprisonment

Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja,has convicted a kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, and two others for conspiracy and kidnapping. Evans who was convicted alongside two of his co-defendants, Uchenna Amadi and Okuchuwkwu Nwachukwu was sentenced to life imprisonment. The billionaire kidnapper and others were found guilty of a two-count charge of kidnapping the Managing Director of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Limited, Donatus Dunu.

The judge held that the prosecution had succeeded in proving the case against the three convicts beyond a reasonable doubt. Justice Oshodi said: “He was seen freely laughing and willingly answered questions. A close look at his body shows no sign of torture. He did not look unkempt. He is seen laughing even when he was told that he must be a rich kidnapper. “He showed no remorse in the dock and tried to lie his way out of the crimes despite the video evidence.” However, the court discharged and acquitted Ogechi Uchechukw and two former soldiers of the Nigerian Army, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Aduba, for lack of sufficient evidence linking them to the crime.

The prosecution closed its case against the defendants on January 10, 2020, after presenting four witnesses, including Dunu while the defence closed its case on August 3, 2020, after the six defendants had testified. Evans is also facing similar charges before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo and Justice Adedayo Akintoye of the same court.