What Judgement Awaits Notorious Kidnapper Evans, As New Law Provides Death Penalty For Kidnappers?

The notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans, who was arrested by the police for coordinating several high-profile kidnappings, armed robbery and murder within Lagos, Edo, Abia, Enugu and Anambra States might pay with his dear life.

The Lagos Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has signed into law Life Imprisonment or death penalty for the offense of kidnap and forceful extortion in Lagos State as he signs into law the state kidnapping prohibition bill, 2016.


The law provides for death penalty for kidnappers whose victims die in their custody, and lifeimprisonment for the act of kidnapping. This might affect the fate of Nigerian billionaire kidnapper, Evans who reportedly raked an aggregate of $6 million from the illicit career in about a decade.The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Lagos State House of Assembly passed the bill on January 5, 2017.

The governor said that the law was enacted to address key issues bordering on security. He said that kidnapping had become a major threat to the safety of residents and, therefore, required decisive action by the government.

“This law imposes a penalty of life imprisonment for kidnapping for ransom.
“The law stipulates that, where a victim dies in the course of kidnapping, the suspect is liable on conviction to death.

“Security is of utmost importance to our administration, and we are confident that this law will serve as a deterrent to anybody, who may desire to engage in this wicked act within the boundaries of Lagos State. Therefore, the court’s decision in Evans case is highly anticipated.

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