Suspected kidnap kingpin Evans, denies kidnapping businessman, collecting 420,000 dollars ransom.
Written by News Room on February 6, 2022
Suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, has denied kidnapping a businessman, Sylvanus Ahamonu, and collecting a 420,000 dollars ransom from his family.
He made the denial while answering questions under cross-examination by the Lagos State government’s prosecutor, Mr Yusuf Sule.
Evans is standing trial at the Lagos Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja alongside an ex-soldier, Victor Aduba, on a four-count charge of kidnapping and unlawful possession of firearms.
The suspected kidnap kingpin also testified that he was tortured by the police, although he could not provide medical documents in proof of his claim to the court.
He explained that while he was incarcerated, he had filed a fundamental human rights suit at the Federal High Court in Lagos against the police over the alleged torture.
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