Alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, has frustrated the Lagos state government as the state arraigned him on fresh charges.
Evans challenged the competence of the charges.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Evans was arraigned before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo on charges bordering on kidnapping, murder and illegal possession of firearms.
Specifically, Evans was arraigned over alleged murder, kidnap of Sylvanius Ahanonu Hafiia and attempted kidnap of the chairman of Young Shall Grow Motors Vincent Obianodo.
The charges are separate from the ones pressed against him before the Ikeja division of the court.
Evans alongside Victor Nonso Aduba,are facing a four count charge bordering on conspiracy to commit kidnapping, kidnapping and unlawful possession of firearms, which is contrary to Sections 409,269 (3) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011 and section 9 (1) of robbery and firearms (Special Provision Act) law of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
Evan's lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, argued that his client could not be arraigned until his application challenging the charges and the court’s jurisdiction had been determined.
The lawyer alleged that the prosecuting team for the state served him with a reply to the application today, Monday, October 23, hence, he would need an adjournment to reply.
Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, the presiding justice subsequently adjourned the matter till Friday, October 27, 2017, Punch reports.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that Evans 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.
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