Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special Offences Court on Monday, September 19, sentenced kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans, and his co-defendant, Victor Aduba, to 21 years imprisonment for kidnapping one Sylvanus Ahanonu Hafia and collecting $420,000 as ransom from his family.
They were accused of conspiring and kidnapping Hafia at about 5:30 pm on June 23, 2014, at Kara Street, Amuwo Odofin in Lagos.
They were alleged to have detained the victim and demanded a ransom of $2m as condition for his release
They pleaded not guilty to the four charges but the judge found them guilty.
The judge held that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to other aspiring kidnappers.