Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Federal High Court in Lagos state sentenced kidnapper Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, to life imprisonment, on Friday, February 25.
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Evens was handed the life imprisonment with two others, Uchenna Amadi and Okuchuwkwu Nwachukwu, after they were found guilty of two counts of criminal conspiracy and kidnapping, Evans alongside his accomplices, got the sentencing, four years after their trial began.
In reaching his verdict on Evans, the judge held that he observed the demeanor of the witness, stating that in some of the confessional videos played in court, Evans had mentioned some of the other defendants and the roles they played in the crime.
“He was seen freely laughing and willingly answered questions. A close look at his body shows no sign of torture. He did not look unkempt.
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He is seen laughing even when he was told that he must be a rich kidnapper. He showed no remorse in the dock and tried to lie his way out of the crimes despite the video evidence.”Justice Oshodi said
The judge discharged and acquitted Ogechi Uchechukwu and two former soldiers of the Nigerian Army, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Aduba, for lack of sufficient evidence linking them to the crime.
A video of Evans leaving the court after the sentencing has surfaced and was obtained by LatestNGnews.com