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Evans the kidnapper not sentenced to death by Lagos court



Evans, others given ultimatum to hire lawyers

Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike known as Evans the kidnapper has not been sentenced to death by a Lagos High Court on Thursday.

Chronicle NG reports that claims that he was sentenced at an Igbosere High Court in Lagos are false.

According to our reporter who was at the court on Thursday, Evans who is charged for attempting to kidnap the chairman of the Young Shall Grow Motors, Mr Vincent Obianodo, was not sentenced.

Evans is undergoing trial on 52 charges of multiple murders, armed robberies, kidnappings, unlawful possession of firearms, unlawful possession of ammunition, conspiracy, among other charges.


Specifically, he is being charged of unlawful capture of Uche Okereafor in Festac area of Lagos State on 21 November 2017 and demand a ransom of $2million.

According to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Ms. Titilayo Shitta-Bey, Onuamadike his actions contravened sections 409 and 269 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011.

He pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him.

He was arraigned alongside three other defendants — Joseph Emeka, Chiemeka Arinze, and Udeme Upong.


Chronicle NG reports that in some of his operations, he made amounts of up to one million dollars.

The Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria police force also described as a very smart, crafty, and intelligent kidnapper having evaded arrest for four years even though he was on a most wanted list in three states (Lagos State, Edo State, and Anambra State).


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