BILLIONAIRE KIDNAPPER EVANS’ GANG MEMBERS SENTENCED TO 42 YEARS I

An Ikeja High court sitting in Lagos State on Monday, sentenced two former gang members of billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans to 41 years in prison. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo sentenced the convicts, 32-year-old Kelvin Emenike Ukoh and Emeka Obasi, 33 over the abduction of one Ugoje Jude, a shipping agent, and his staff, Miss Piriye Gogo on August 3, 2012. The convicts were arraigned in 2013 alongside three others: Uche Igbani, 28, Chibuzor Osuagwu, 33 and a 36-year-old woman, Onowu Ngozi, on a 14 count-charge bothering on…

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COURT GIVES BILLIONAIRE KIDNAPPER, EVANS ULTIMATUM TO GET A LAWYER

Justice Adedayo Akintoye of an Igbosere High Court, Lagos, on Wednesday ordered the suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans to engage a counsel by May 17. Akintoye gave the order due to the absence of Evans’ counsel, Mr Chino Obiagwu, SAN, for the third time in a row which again stalled the continuation of hearing in the on-going trial of the alleged kidnap kingpin, NAN reports. Justice Akintoye said: “If your lawyers don’t want to appear, we cannot force them. “You have three options, you can get another lawyer…

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LAWYERS DESERT EVANS, COURT ASKS HIM TO DEFEND HIMSELF

Lawyers desert Evans, court orders him to defend himself John Chikezie / 4 hours ago The ongoing trial of an alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (alias Evans) before an Ikeja, Special Offences Court, Lagos has continued to suffer several setbacks, following the continued absence of lawyers defending him. The trial of the alleged kidnap kingpin was again stalled yesterday following the absence of his lawyer, Mr. Olanrewaju Ajanaoku, who had on three consecutive occasions avoided proceedings. Evans, who is standing trial alongside three of his gang members: Joseph Ikenna Emeka, 29, Chiemeka…

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EVANS ARRAIGNMENT ON FRESH KIDNAPPING, MURDER CHARGES STALLED

THE proposed arraignment of alleged kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans, on two separate charges before Justice Adedayo Akintoye of a Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere, was on Monday stalled, as the Lagos State prosecutor was yet to serve the defendants counsels with the fresh charges. Evans was charged alongside Joseph Ikenna Emeka, Victor Aduba and Okapara Linus on five count charges bordering on conspiracy, kidnapping, and attempted murder, preferred against them by Lagos State. At Monday’s proceedings, all the defendants’ counsels complained that they were yet to…

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COURT DISMISSES BILLIONAIRE KIDNAPPER, EVANS ATTEMPT TO QUASH CHARGES OF MURDER AND POSSESSION OF FIREARMS

Oladimeji Ramon The Lagos State High Court in Igbosere has dismissed two applications seeking to quash charges of murder and illegal sales of firearms preferred against alleged kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, in a ruling on Friday, described the applications as misconceived and lacking in merit. The judge held that the proof of evidence filed by the state in support of the charges disclosed sufficient material worth pursuing by the prosecuting counsel. The dismissal of the applications paved the way for Evans’ arraignment on two fresh charges.…

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I PAID BILLIONAIRE KIDNAPPER EVANS 100MIL NAIRA TO SECURE MY BROTHER’S RELEASE- WITNESS

AN Ikeja high court was told yesterday that alleged notorious billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, collected N100 million as ransom from the family of his victim, Donatus Duru. The elder brother of Donatus, Anslem Duru, disclosed this at the opening of the trial of Evans and five others before Justice Hakeem Oshodi. Apart from Evans, other defendants are Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu and Victor Aduba. They are facing a two count charge bordering on conspiracy and kidnapping before Justice Oshodi. They pleaded not guilty. Mr.…

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BILLIONAIRE KIDNAPPER EVANS’ ACCOMPLICES JOIN HIM IN KIRIKIRI PRISON

A Lagos High Court in Igbosere has ordered that three alleged accomplices of suspected  kidnap kingpin Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans be moved to Kirikiri Maximum Security Prisons, Ikoyi. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo made the order following an application that one of the suspects requires medical attention which are better available in prison. The suspects, who are on trial for on seven counts including murder have been in police custody since their arrest, unlike Evans who was transferred from the police to prison custody following his arraignment before Justice H. Oshodi of…

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BILLIONAIRE KIDNAPPER, EVANS’ ARRAIGNMENT FOR MURDER STALLED

A LAGOS High Court in Igbosere has adjourned till October 27 for the arraignment of suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (alias Evans), for attempted kidnap of the Chairman of The Young Shall Grow Motors, Vincent Amaechi Obianodo. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo fixed the date following two applications by Evans seeking to quash the two charges and 11 counts filed against him by the Lagos State Government. The defendant told the court that the fresh charges, including murder, kidnapping and attempted murder brought against him were incompetent. Through his counsel Olukoya Ogungbeje,…

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BILLIONAIRE KIDNAPPER EVANS OBJECTS TO GOVT FILING FRESH CHARGES AGAINST HIM

Oladimeji Ramon The move by the Lagos State Government on Monday to arraign alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumene Onwuamadike, aka Evans, on fresh charges bordering on murder and illegal firearms possession was frustrated as the accused challenged the competence of the charges. His lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, contended that his client could not be arraigned until his application challenging the charges and the court’s jurisdiction had been determined. He said since the prosecuting team for the state just served him with a reply to the application on Monday morning in court,…

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COURT AWARDS N2 MIL AGAINST POLICE OVER ARREST OF EVANS THE KIDNAPPER’S IN-LAW

The Lagos division of the Federal High Court, on Monday awarded a N2 million judgment against the Nigeria Police Force in the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by one Mr. Okwuchukwu Obiechina said to be the brother-in-law of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans. Justice Mohammed Idris, in a judgment on Monday, declared Obiechina’s arrest and detention and constitutional, holding that the remand order which the police claimed to have obtained from a magistrates’ court was invalid. He also ordered the immediate, unconditional  release of Obiechina by the…

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