There are reports currently going round on the internet that notorious kidnapper kingpin, Chikwudubem Onwuamadike, more commonly known as Evans, has been sentenced to death by a Lagos High Court.
Evans Chikwudubem Onwuamadike was arrested in June 2017 and arraigned on charges bordering on kidnapping.
Investigations revealed how Evans used two separate gangs to conduct high-profile kidnappings: one to carry out the abduction and another to transfer the victim to a safe house.
The gang leader extracted million-dollar ransoms from the families of his victims, whom he would keep in captivity sometimes for several months.
The Lagos State Police disclosed how Evans conspired on February 14th, 2017 at about 7.45 pm at Ilupeju, Lagos, to kidnap one Donatus Dunu and collected €223,000 in ransom for his release.
Evans was arrested by a special police squad at his Lagos mansion at No. 3, Fred Shoboyede Street, Magodo in 2017. He later pleaded guilty to kidnapping – an offence which carries a death sentence in 10 of Nigeria’s 36 states including Lagos.
The kidnap kingpin confessed to being responsible for many high-profile kidnap cases in many states in Nigeria, especially Lagos State.