The Lagos High Court, Ikeja, has sentenced billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans, to life imprisonment on Friday, February 25.
The kidnap kingpin was sentenced alongside two other co-kidnappers, Uchenna Amadi and Okuchuwkwu Nwachukwu, on a two-count charge of conspiracy and kidnapping of businessman, Donatus Duru.
The presiding judge, Justice Oshodi, held that the prosecution had proven beyond reasonable doubt that the trio were guilty of the crime.
The judge added that he observed the demeanor of Evans in the confessional videos and he didn’t show any form of remorse for his alleged actions. He further added that Evans mentioned the names of some of his colleagues and the roles they played in the kidnap.
“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 k!dnapper.
He showed no remorse in the dock and tried to lie his way out of the crimes despite the video evidence,” Justice Oshodi said.
However, the court discharged and acquitted one Ogechi Uchechukwu and two former soldiers of the Nigerian Army, because evidence linking them to the said crime was not sufficient.