JUST IN: Court sentences Evans, ex-soldier to 21 years imprisonment

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Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of Lagos State Special offenses court has sentenced Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike aka Evans and a former soldier, Victor Aduba to 21 years imprisonment for the 2014 kidnap of a businessman, Sylvanus Ahamonu, for collecting a $420,000 ransom from his family.

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The court held that the prosecution had proved beyond reasonable doubt that the two defendants committed the offenses.

They were also convicted and sentenced to 5 years each on two other counts of conspiracy to commit the acts and for being in unlawful possession of firearms.

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The court held that the jail terms will run concurrently with no option of a fine.

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