Court sentences kidnap kingpin, Evans, two others to life imprisonment


An Ikeja high court, Lagos, on Friday, sentenced kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike (aka Evans) and two others to life imprisonment after four years of trial.  The were convicted for conspiracy and kidnapping of a businessman, Donatus Duru. The other two convicts are Uche Amadi and Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu.
However, one Ogechi Uchechukwe and two former soldiers, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Aduba, were acquitted for lack of sufficient evidence against them.
The court presided over by Justice Hakeem Oshodi said Evans and the two others were found guilty on two count charge.
He said, the prosecution succeeded in proving the charges against the three convicts beyond reasonable doubt, adding that video evidence of when Evans was interrogated didn’t show him under duress
“He was seen freely laughing and willingly answered questions.
“A close look at his body showed no sign of torture. He did not look unkempt. He was seen laughing even when he was told that he must be a rich kidnapper,” the judge said.
The judge said further that Evans “showed no remorse in the dock and tried to lie his way out of the crimes despite the video evidence.”


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