It’s on Monday 19 September, the presiding judge Justice “Oluwatoyin Taiwo” of the Ikeja Special Offences Court sentenced a popular kidnap kingpin, “Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike”, A.K.A Evans, along with his co-defendant, “Victor Aduba”, to 21 years imprisonment for the crime of kidnapping one man identified as “Sylvanus Ahanonu Hafia” and collecting $420,000 as ransom from his family.
The criminals were accused of conspiring and kidnapping Hafia at about 5:30 pm on June 23, 2014, at Kara Street, Amuwo Odofin area in Lagos.
Evans and Aduba were said to have detained the victim and requested a ransom of $2m as condition to set him free.
Both of them were pleaded not guilty to the four charges but the presiding judge found them guilty.
The judge noted that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to other aspiring kidnappers.