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Kidnap kingpin Evans pleads guilty

Kidnap kingpin Evans pleads guilty

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to charges leveled against him.

The billionaire kidnapper was arraigned alongside five of his other accomplices before a Lagos State High Court on two counts bordering on kidnapping and conspiracy.

According to the prosecution led by Mr Adeniji Kazeem, the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice: “Investigation into crimes committed by Evans has been concluded before the expiration of the 90 days remand order granted by the Federal High Court.

“Evan’s first case is the kidnap of Mr. Donatus Dunu in Ilupeju, Lagos whom he collected N150m ransom from. The case will be coming up in Ikeja High Court 18 before Justice Oshodi on Wednesday (today).

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“Evans and 15 of his gang members have so far been arrested and are facing 14 substantive cases (10 in Lagos and four in Edo State), carrying 52 charges of multiple murders, armed robberies, kidnappings, unlawful possession of firearms, unlawful possession of ammunition, among others.

“Wednesday’s case is one of the 14 cases. Evans and five of his gang members who participated in Mr. Donatus Dunu’s kidnapping will be arraigned.

“The remaining 13 cases relating to 13 more victims and other gang members of Evans not yet arraigned will come up on subsequent dates that the respective high courts and Federal High Court will schedule,” he added.

However, the presiding judge reportedly ordered that all the male defendants who pleaded not guilty to all the charges be remanded at Kirikiri Maximum Prison while the female defendant, who also pleaded not guilty to all the charges levelled against her be kept at the Female section of Kirikiri Prison.

 

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