Lagos, Nigeria – A High Court, sitting in Lagos has ordered kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, otherwise known as Evans, to refund the sum of €233,000 ransom he forcefully collected from one Chief Donatus Dunu.
Likewise, the trial judge, Justice Olukayode Ogunjobi also ordered the Evans to pay N50m (Fifty Million Naira) as general damages in favour of the Claimant.
It was learnt that Chief Dunu, a pharmacist was abducted on the 14th day of February 2017 for ransom and held hostage, before he later escaped from captivity.
Upon his escape, he alleged that Defendant collected the sum of €233,000 as ransom prior to his escape from his abductor.
The Claimant, who is the CEO of Maydon Pharmaceutical Company filed Suit No: LD/5243GCM/2018 demanding the return of the sum of £223,000 he paid as ransom while in the custody of the kidnap kingpin.
“Consequently, the Claimant is entitled to be paid or repaid and or recover from the Defendant, the sum of Euro 233,000 (Two Hundred and Thirty-Three Euros) ransom coercively paid by the Claimant to Defendant when the Defendant kidnapped the Claimant in the year 2017 and held the Claimant hostage for months.
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“The sum of N50,000,000.00 (Fifty Million Naira) is awarded as general damages in favour of the Claimant against the Defendant.” the judgement reads in part.