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Kidnapping: Evans sentenced to 21 years imprisonment



An Ikeja Special Offences Court sitting in Lagos, on Monday sentenced kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans, to 21 years imprisonment.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo convicted Evans and his co-defendant, Victor Aduba, for kidnapping one Sylvanus Hafia.

Evans and Aduba were accused of conspiring and kidnapping Hafia on 23rd June, 2014 at Kara Street, Amuwo Odofin local government area of Lagos.

They were alleged to have detained Hafia and demanded a $2 million ($2,000,000) ransom.

Evans and his co-defendants appeared before the court on four counts of conspiracy, kidnapping, and unlawful possession of arms.

But the defendants pleaded not guilty to the four charges.

This is the second sentence against the kidnap kingpin.

Justice Hakeem Oshodi had earlier convicted him and two others to life imprisonment for conspiracy and the kidnap of the Managing Director of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Limited, Donatus Dunu.

In related news, a Nigerian man known as Abdul Afeez Jubril has regained his freedom after he was wrongly imprisoned for 12 years.

His pitiable story was shared on social media and it moved many people to sympathise with him to the extent that they offered financial assistance.

Facebook user, Alfulanny Sebilu Nnajat revealed that Abdul was sentenced to 12 years in prison over a “mistaken robbery case”.

Despite being in jail for a crime he did not commit, the man decided to make the best of his situation and learned how to launder clothes.

That skill became a helpful tool for Abdul after being released from the correctional facility, especially as Kind Nigerians who heard his story and donated money for him to start a laundry business.

Alfulnanny, who thanked well meaning people for their support, however pleaded for more help for Abdul to get roof over his head and rented shop

The post reads; “Thank you all for empowering ABDULAFEEZ JUBRIL to startup a laundering business that he learned in the correctional Center (prison), where he spent 12 years on a mistaken robbery case.

Please, he still needs our help to rent a shop and a living apartment. As you do may Almighty Allah replenish your pockets in manifolds. Ameen.”

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