False Rumours: Evans, the Alleged Kidnapped Kingpin Has not Been Sentenced to Death By Hanging
There has been rumours circulating around the media that Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (a.k.a. Evans), the alleged kingpin has been sentenced to death by hanging by the Lagos State High Court.
Recall that sometime around August 2020 down to September of the same year, some online news platforms had published a story in which it reported that alleged kidnap kingpin Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (a.k.a. Evans) was reported to have been sentenced to death by Lagos High Court. Several other platforms had reproduced and published the story with either the same headline and content or a different one. Those reports were later discovered to be False and misleading.
Recently, in the late hours of today, the news of his being sentenced to death by hanging has resurfaced again. We’re still trying to verify the authenticity of these reports but we believe that these reports are mere rejuvenation of the the news which was published in 2020.
Evans, who was tagged as the “most notorious kidnapper in Nigeria” was arrested in 2017 by the Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team led by Abba Kyari.
In 2013, Evans was declared wanted after he allegedly masterminded the attempted kidnap of Mr Vincent Obianudo, a businessman who owns the popular ‘Young Shall Grow Motors’.
The suspect was said to have carried out kidnapping operations for more than five years before he met his waterloo.
The Nation reports that Evans has changed lawyers about five times during the course of his trial which commenced August 30, 2017.