NIGERIA: EVANS THE KIDNAPPER SENTENCED TO DEATH BY HANGING
December 2, 2021:
Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans the kidnapper, was reportedly sentenced to death by hanging by a Lagos High Court on 25 November 2021. (Source: News on line, 25/11/2021)
At the sentencing by an Igbosere High Court in Lagos, Evans who was charged with kidnapping had pleaded not guilty.
He was also charged for attempting to kidnap the chairman of the Young Shall Grow Motors, Mr. Vincent Obianodo.
Other charges against him are bordering on conspiracy, kidnapping, and unlawful possession of firearms.
Evans was docked with three other defendants Joseph Emeka, Chiemeka Arinze, and Udeme Upong.
Evans was arrested by the Inspector General of police’s Intelligence Response Team led by Abba Kyari.
In 2013, Evans was declared wanted after he allegedly masterminded the attempted kidnap of Mr Vincent Obianodo, a businessman who owns the popular Young Shall Grow Motors.
Meanwhile, Evans’ lawyer has vowed to appeal the court decision in an higher court.