Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, commonly known as “Evans,” is a Nigerian kidnapping kingpin who has been sentenced to life in prison.
Two co-defendants were also sentenced to life in prison in Lagos for kidnapping businessman Donatus Dunu in 2017.
In 2018, a Maydon Pharmaceuticals Ltd employee testified in court that he had paid the kidnappers a ransom of roughly $260,000 (£195,000) for the freedom of his employer, but that he had not been released.
The prosecution has succeeded in proving the charge against the trio beyond a reasonable doubt, according to the judge.
He claimed that the evidence presented in court, particularly the video, confirmed other evidence used to convict the defendants.
Mr. Olanrewaju Ajanaku and Mr. H.O. Ajibola, who represented the inmates, requested the court to temper punishment with mercy, saying that their clients had learned their lessons and had grown repentant.
A pharmaceutical company’s CEO was held for more than three months before fleeing and telling his story to police. As a result, officers were able to nab Evans and his crew.