The Lagos State High Court in Ikeja whose stan judge Justice Hakeem Oshodi Friday, on February 25, convicted a kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, and two others for conspiracy and kidnapping. The judge held that the prosecution had succeeded in proving the case against the three convicts beyond a reasonable doubt.
According to Punch Newspaper reports, Evans who was convicted alongside two of his co-defendants, Uchenna Amadi and Okuchuwkwu Nwachukwu was sentenced to life imprisonment.
The billionaire kidnapper and others were found guilty of a two-count charge of kidnapping the Managing Director of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Limited, Donatus Dunu, Leadership also reported.
He concluded that the evidence tendered before the court, especially the video evidence corroborated the guilt of the convicts.
Justice Oshodi said:
“He was seen freely laughing and willingly answered questions. A close look at his body shows no sign of torture. He did not look unkempt. He is seen laughing even when he was told that he must be a rich kidnapper.
“He showed no remorse in the dock and tried to lie his way out of the crimes despite the video evidence.”
However, 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.