- Notorious kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike also known as Evans, has pleaded not guilty after his arraignment in court today for the continuation of his trial
- Justice O. H. Oshodi, the presiding judge, arrived at the criminal court 18, Lagos high court, Ikeja, Lagos, where the first trial commenced; and called the case
- The notorious billionaire kidnapper entered his new plea after a 45 minutes recess which was called by the trial judge
- After Evans and his co-accused entered their pleas, the presiding judge adjourned the case till November 3, for further hearing
Notorious billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike also known as Evans, has pleaded not guilty, at the continuation of his trial at the Lagos high court, Ikeja, Lagos, on Thursday, October 19.
Evans was brought into court along with five other suspects - four men and one lady - and all of them were handcuffed.
NAIJ.com was present at the court premises and witnessed the arrival of Justice O. H. Oshodi at criminal court 18, the same place where the first trial commenced.
After calling the case, the presiding judge stood it down for 45 minutes in order to allow the prosecution and defense counsels to confer.
Afterwards, the judge returned and Evans and the other five co-accused persons all entered 'not-guilty' pleas after an amendment was made to the charges leveled against them.
This comes despite the fact that the billionaire kidnapper had initially pleaded 'guilty' at his first trial appearance.
The counsel to the accused then approached the judge, seeking an adjournment of the case.
The presiding judge granted the counsel's request and adjourned the case till November 3, for further hearing.
For the high-profile trial, two armored were placed at the two entrances to the court.
Policemen were also strategically positioned at various corners of the courtroom.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that notorious billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans, was arraigned before an Ikeja Division of the Lagos state High Court.
The suspect has been accused of kidnapping and murder.
He was arraigned alongside Uche Amadi, Ogechi Izechuwku, Okechukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and one Victor Chukwumonso.
Evans the kidnapper lands in Kirikiri prison after first appearance in court - on NAIJ.com TV: