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Why Notorious Kidnapper, Evans May Not Face Death Penalty

The law provides for death penalty for kidnappers whose victims die in their custody, and life imprisonment for the act of kidnapping.

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Kidnap kingpin, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, may get a life imprisonment or a death penalty sentence.

The Lagos state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has signed into law, the state kidnapping prohibition bill, 2016 which prescribes Life Imprisonment or death penalty for the offence of Kidnapping and forceful extortion in Lagos State, meaning that the recently arrested kidnap kingpin, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans may get a life imprisonment or death penalty sentence.

The law provides for death penalty for kidnappers whose victims die in their custody, and life imprisonment for the act of kidnapping.

Evans, a billionaire kidnap kingpin had successfully coordinated and masterminded several high profile kidnappings and armed robberies within Lagos, Anambra and Enugu States.

The Lagos State House of Assembly passed the bill on January 5.



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