Billionaire Kidnapper Evans, Two Others Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

Billionaire Kidnapper Evans, Two Others Sentenced To Life Imprisonment

February 25, 2022 Uncategorized 0

Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, a. k. a. Evans, and two others were on Friday sentence to life imprisonment for conspiracy and kidnapping of a businessman, Donatus Dùru.
Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja high court found Evans and others guilty of a two-count charge of kidnapping the Managing Director of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Limited, Donatus Dunu.
Others sentenced to life inprisonment alongside kidnap kinpin are Uche Amadi, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu.
The judge held that the prosecution had succeeded in proving the charge against the three convicts beyond a reasonable doubt.
He concluded that the evidence tendered before the court especially the videos evidence collaborated each other well pointing to the guilty of the convicts

Justice Oshodi However, Justice Oshodi discharged and acquitted Ogechi Uchechukw and two former soldiers of the Nigerian Army, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Aduba for lack of sufficient evidence linking them to the crime.
The trial judge also noted the submission of the former DPP, Ms Titi Shitta-Bey that in view of the gravity of the offence and that kidnapping has been on the rise, that maximum sentence should be imposed to serve as deterrence to others.
The court noted the allocutors of the defence counsels Olarewaju Ajanaku, H.O. Ajibola that the convicts are first time offenders, and they are remorseful and have learnt their lesson. But the judge disagreed with the defence lawyers that the convicts have shown remorse. He held that they are unrepentant and they comfortably lied to the court.
Justice Oshodi held that the defendants have not shown any remorse going by the video shown in court.
“I believe a lesson must be taught to serve as deterrence to others.
“The Law is the Law. Section 411 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Lagos State (ACJL) 2015 must be applied to send the right message to the public that crime does not pay.
He further held, “under the section 411 of the law on which the convicts were arraigned, the penalty for the offence of kidnapping is life imprisonment and the law does not give the court any discretion in the matter.
“I hereby sentenced the three convicts, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, Uche Amadi and Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu to life inprisonment.”
Evans and his co-Defendants Uche Amadi, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Aduba, are accused of kidnaping of Mr Donatus Dunu, the Managing Director of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Ltd on February 14, 2017.

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