The Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos, had yesterday, sentenced infamous kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans, to a 21 years jail term for kidnapping a businessman, Sylvanus Ahamonou and receiving $420,000 as ransom from his family.
Evans’ accomplice, Victor Aduba, who was an ex-soldier, was also sentenced to 21 years imprisonment on a four-count charge of kidnapping and illegal possession of firearms.
Delivering judgment on the convicts, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo held that the prosecution had successfully proved the case of kidnap and possession of firearms against the convicts.
The judge also held that there was no proof before the law court that three of the Evans’ men were fatally shot by the police.
The judge had also convicted Victor Aduba, based on his confessional statement, and held that he should serve out his jail term without an option of a fine.