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The Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mrs. Titilayo Shitta-Bey, has alleged counsel to suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, of trying to frustrate the proposed trial.

She made the allegation yesterday in an ongoing trial of Evans and others before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, while responding to Evans’ counsel, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje’s application. The application is asking the court to quash the charges against the alleged kidnap kingpin.

The DPP said: “The fresh application filed by the first defendant’s counsel contains the same elements as a former application initially filed, which the court has ruled on. This fresh application is just a ploy to derail and frustrate the trial.”

Responding to the allegation, Evans counsel expressed displeasure over the allegations, saying: “No my Lord, the prosecution are the ones delaying their case. The prosecution knows what we want. They have filed multiple charges, and even one of the charges they filed does not even have proof of evidence.”

He insisted that the basis of his applications before the court is on the procedure applied by the prosecution in filing the charges against his client.


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