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Nigeria: Courtroom Sentences Evans to Existence Imprisonment for Kidnapping Businessman

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Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos Issue High Courtroom in Ikeja the day gone by convicted and sentenced kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, also identified as, Evans and two others to existence imprisonment for conspiracy and kidnapping.

Justice Oshodi handed down the verdict after he stumbled on Evans, who’s also identified because the billionaire kidnapper, guilty of a two-count payment of kidnapping the managing director of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Puny, Donatus Dunu.

Others convicted alongside Evans are Uche Amadi, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu.

The fetch held that the prosecution had succeeded in proving the payment against the three convicts past an cheap doubt.

In reaching his verdict, the fetch extra held that he seen the system of the compare, saying, “He confirmed no remorse within the dock and tried to lie his system out of the crimes despite the video proof.”

The fetch infamous that in one of the confessional movies displays conducted in court docket, Evans mentioned one of the several defendants and the roles they conducted within the crime.

Justice Oshodi mentioned, “He modified into as soon as viewed freely laughing and willingly answered questions. A stop salvage out about at his physique reveals no heed of torture. He did not salvage out about unkempt. He modified into as soon as viewed laughing even when he modified into as soon as educated that he ought to nonetheless be a rich kidnapper.

“In court docket, he alleged that the recordings had been staged, right here’s an afterthought and a ploy to interrupt out Justice.

“I therefore stumbled on the significant, second and fourth defendants guilty of the payment of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and kidnapping and to boot they’re convicted as charged,” he held.

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On the different hand, the court docket discharged and acquitted Ogechi Uchechukw and two dilapidated troopers of the Nigerian Navy, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Aduba for lack of ample proof linking them to the crime.

After the court docket judgment, the defence lawyers pleaded with the fetch to temper justice with mercy by giving the convicts a second chance.

Per him, they’ve demonstrated remorse and had been first-time offenders.

However the fetch disagreed with the defence lawyers that the convicts had shown remorse, saying they had been unrepentant and to boot they very without concern lied to the court docket.

Justice Oshodi, therefore, held that the legislation ought to nonetheless be applied to send the right message to the general public that crime would not pay.

The state had claimed that the convicts dedicated the alleged offence between February 14 and April 12, 2017.

The fetch is, nonetheless, but to sentence the convicts because the proceedings are nonetheless ongoing.

Evans is also facing identical costs before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo and Justice Adedayo Akintoye of the a similar court docket.

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