26.1 C

Court sentences Evans, accomplice to 21 years imprisonment for kidnapping




THE Ikeja Special Offences Court has sentenced kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, widely known as Evans, and his co-defendant, Victor Aduba, to 21 years imprisonment for kidnapping one Sylvanus Ahanonu Hafia.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, who presided over the court, found Onwuamadike and Aduba guilty of conspiring and kidnapping Hafia at about 5:30pm on June 23, 2014, at Kara Street, Amuwo Odofin, in Lagos.


Billionaire kidnapper Evans, two others sentenced to life imprisonment

Evans demanded ransom according to currency appreciation, says captive

‘I’m not a kidnapper’… Evans pleads ‘not guilty’ in court

Police forced ‘innocent’ Evans to plead guilty, says lawyer

- Advertisement -

They were also alleged to have captured and detained Hafia and demanded a ransom of $2 million.

This is the second time the court would be convicting Onwuamadike.

Evans, referred to as a ‘billionaire kidnapper’ in the media, had been sentenced to jail by the Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court in February 2022.

Also sentenced were two of his accomplices, Uche Amadi and Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu.

They were convicted for the kidnap of Donatius Dunu, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Limited, an offence that violated Section 2(1) of the Kidnapping Prohibition Law, No. 13, Laws of Lagos State, 2017.

While reading out the latest judgment today, Justice Taiwo said the prosecution counsel proved the  accused persons were guilty of the offences levelled against them.

He held that the sentence would deter other aspiring kidnappers.

Author profile
- Advertisement -

A reporter with the ICIR
A Journalist with a niche for quality and a promoter of good governance

Support the ICIR

We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.


If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.



WHO: 29 per cent of all deaths in Nigeria caused by Non-Communicable Diseases

NO less than 29 per cent of all deaths in Nigeria are caused by...

Nigerians react as Chatham House invites Obi, Atiku, Kwankwaso to London

CHATHAM House which recently hosted the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC)...

Despite tech layoffs, Nigerian start-ups seek employees

In the midst of mass layoffs in tech companies globally, some Nigerian companies are...

NERC to consumers: It is not your responsibility to replace faulty transformers

THE Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has affirmed that it is not the responsibility...

How CBN’s new withdrawal policy threatens financial inclusion, SMEs

ECONOMIC and financial experts are apprehensive that the decision by the Central Bank of...

Most Read


Subscribe to our newsletter