Court convicts Evans, two others for kidnapping

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Court convicts Evans, two others for kidnapping

Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos High Court in Ikeja on Friday February 25, 2022 convicted kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans, on a two-count of conspiracy and kidnapping of a businessman, Donatus Duru.

Justice Oshodi also convicted Evans alongside two of his co-defendants, Uchenna Amadi and Okuchuwkwu Nwachukwu.

The judge held that the prosecution had successfully proved the charge against the three convicts beyond a reasonable doubt. He concluded that the evidence tendered before the court especially their video confessions corroborated their guilt.

The court 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.

Recall that Evans alongside Uche Amadi, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi, and Victor Aduba were arraigned by the Lagos State government for allegedly kidnapping the Managing Director of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Limited, Donatus Dunu, on February 14, 2017.

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