Notorious kidnapper, Evan gets another 21-year jail Term
Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of a Lagos State Special Offenses Court, sitting in Ikeja, has sentenced Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike aka Evans and a former soldier, Victor Aduba, to 21 years imprisonment, without an option of fine, for the 2014 kidnap of a businessman, Sylvanus Ahamonu.They were also found to have collected a $420,000 ransom from his family.
The court held that the prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt that the two defendants committed the offenses.
They were also convicted and sentenced to 5 years each on two other counts of conspiracy to commit the acts and for being in unlawful possession of firearms. The court held that the jail terms will run concurrently with no option of fine.
This is the second conviction for Evans after he was earlier sentenced to life by justice Hakeem Oshodi in February 2022 for another kidnapping offense.
Both men were arraigned in 2017 by the lagos state government on a four-count charge of kidnapping Mr Ahamonu and collecting 420,000 dollars as ransom from him.
The prosecution had presented four witnesses, including the victim, to testify in its case.