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JUST IN: Kidnap Kingpin Evans Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

LAGOS STATE HIGH COURT SITTING IN IKEJA HAS SENTENCED KIDNAP KINGPIN, CHUKWUDUMEME ONWUAMADIKE POPULARLY KNOWN AS EVANS TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT.

Mytrendcaster News reports that Evans was sentenced along with his accomplices – Uche Amadi and Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu to life imprisonment on a two-count of conspiracy and kidnapping of a businessman, Donatus Duru, Managing Director of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

In a three-hour judgement,
Justice Hakeem Oshodi found the three persons guilty of conspiracy and kidnapping.

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The judge held that the prosecution had successfully proved the charges against the three convicts beyond any reasonable doubt.

In his verdict on Evans, the judge held that he observed the demeanour of the witness. stating that in some of the confessional videos played in court, Evans had mentioned some of the other defendants and the roles they played in the crime.

“He was seen freely laughing and willingly answered questions. A close look at his body shows no sign of torture. He did not look unkept. He is seen laughing even when he was told that he must be a rich kidnapper,” Justice Oshodi said.
“He showed no remorse in the dock and tried to lie his way out of the crimes despite the video evidence.”
He concluded that the evidence tendered before the court especially their video confessions corroborated their guilt.

The court however discharged and acquitted Ogechi Uchechukwu and two former soldiers of the Nigerian Army, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Aduba for lack of sufficient evidence linking them to the crime.