JUDGE ANGRY AS ABSENCE OF DEFENSE COUNSEL STALLS BILLIONAIRE KIDNAPPER, EVANS’ TRIAL

Oladimeji Ramon The trial of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, was on Friday stalled before the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja due to the absence of the counsel for the second and third defendants in the case. The trial judge, Justice Hakeem Oshodi, expressed disgust at the repeated absence of the counsel, saying he might have to order the Lagos State Office of the Public Defender to provide the defendants with counsel. Evans is standing trial alongside Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu and Victor…

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BILLIONAIRE KIDNAPPER, EVANS’S CASE: TENSION AS PROSECUTION CONCLUDES CASE

Evans By Henry Ojelu There was an unusually heavy presence of security operatives at the premises of Ikeja High Court, Lagos as the Lagos State Prosecuting team concluded it’s case against billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans and six others over the alleged kidnap of Chief Executive Officer of Maydon Pharmaceutical Ltd, Donatius Dunu in Lagos. Evans is standing trial along with Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu and Victor Aduba before Justice Hakeem Oshodi. The six defendants were arraigned on August 30, 2017, on a two-count…

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AFTER 2 YEARS MANHUNT, BILLIONAIRE KIDNAPPER, EVANS’ GUN SUPPLIER ARRESTED IN DELTA

  Oluwatobi Akindele Two years after a manhunt was launched for him, operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team have arrested a 46-year-old arms dealer, Godwin Chinyere. Chinyere is believed to have sold the firearms, ammunition and rocket launchers used by the suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Owuamadike, alias Evans. Police sources told our correspondent that Evans, who was arrested in June 2017 in his apartment at the Magodo area of Lagos State by the IRT operatives, led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, confessed during…

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NIGERIANS REACT TO TINUBU’S SPEECH AT FASORANTI HOUSE ASKING WHETHER EVANS, BILLIONAIRE KIDNAPPER WAS A HERDSMAN

The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu is currently under fire for saying those blaming herdsmen for the death of Funke Olakurin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, do not have evidence. Speaking at a condolence visit to the family of Fasoranti in Akure, Ondo state capital, the APC leader said kidnapping is not peculiar to any ethnic group or a particular set of people. Reacting to the allegation that herdsmen were behind the attack, Tinubu said: “I am extremely concerned about security but I don’t want stigma.…

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SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO BILLIONAIRE KIDNAPPER, EVANS’ CASE AT APPEAL COURT

By Onozure Dania LAGOS THE Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos, has dismissed three appeals, filed by Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, (Evans), challenging the jurisdiction of the court and seeking to strike out, and quash charges against him. In a three man panel led by Justice Jummai Sankey, the court held that the appeal is devoid of merit. Justice Sankey said: “The suit is, hereby, dismissed. In the result, the ruling of the lower court is affirmed. I hold that the lower court has jurisdiction to continue with the trial and to…

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