Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, and his co-defendant Victor Aduba were sentenced to 21 years in prison for the kidnapping of Sylvanus Hafia.
On Monday, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special Offences Court handed down the sentence.
The pair were accused of conspiring and kidnapping Sylvanus Ahanonu Hafia on June 23, 2014, around 5:30 p.m., at Kara Street, Amuwo Odofin in Lagos, and demanding a $2 million ransom.
Both had entered not guilty pleas to the four charges.
Prior to this, Evans had already been sentenced to life in prison. Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos High Court in February, convicted him and two others on two counts of conspiracy and kidnapping of a businessman, Donatus Duru, the managing director of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Evans who was arrested in June 2017, is sometimes referred to as “The Billionaire Kidnapper” because the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) believe he is one of the richest criminals in the kidnapping activities in Nigeria.
In some of his operations, he reportedly made amounts of up to 1 million dollars. The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria police force also described him as a very smart, crafty, and intelligent kidnapper having evaded arrest for four years even though he was on a most wanted list in three states (Lagos State, Edo State, and Anambra State).
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