Kidnapping ringleader Evans and his accomplice sentenced to 21 years for kidnapping and collecting $420,000 ransom

Kidnap kingpin, Evans and his accomplice sentenced to 21-year imprisonment for kidnapping and collecting?$420,000 ransom

Judge Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special Crimes Court on Monday (September 19th) sentenced kidnapping ringleader Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans and his co-defendant Victor Aduba to 21 years in prison for kidnapping a Sylvanus Ahanonu Hafia and collected $420,000 in ransom from his family.

They were charged with conspiracy and abduction of Hafia at around 5:30 p.m. on June 23, 2014 at Kara Street, Amuwo Odofin in Lagos.

They reportedly detained the victim and demanded a ransom of $2 million as a condition of his release

They pleaded not guilty to all four counts, but the judge found them guilty.

The judge felt that the sentence would have a chilling effect on other would-be kidnappers.

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