A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja, has sentenced notorious kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, and two others to life imprisonment.
Justice Hakeem Oshodi on Friday, sentenced Evans and his co-defendants, Uchenna Amadi and Okuchuwkwu Nwachukwu after convicting them on two counts of conspiracy and kidnapping of Duru.
The judge who stated that the video evidence tendered against Evans proved that he was guilty 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.”
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.
The Lagos State Government had arraigned Evans and his co-defendant for allegedly kidnapping the Managing Director of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Limited, Donatus Dunu February 14, 2017.
Evans is also facing similar charges before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo and Justice Adedayo Akintoye of the same court.