NigeriaKidnapping: Court Orders Evans To Refund €233,000 Ransom

Kidnapping: Court Orders Evans To Refund €233,000 Ransom


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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.

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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.

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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.

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