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Absence of prosecution witness stalls Evans’ trial

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A Lagos High Court at Igbosere yesterday adjourned further hearing in the trial of suspected ‘billionaire’ kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, following the prosecution witness’ absence.

Justice Adedayo Akintoye adjourned the matter till today, following assurances from prosecution counsel, Adebayo Haroun, that the witness, a police inspector, would be available to testify.Haroun told the judge that the inspector was elsewhere on official assignment.

“The witness is on another assignment. But he will be here tomorrow,” he said. Evans is facing two separate charges bordering on conspiracy to kidnap, kidnapping and attempted murder before Justice Akintoye. In the first charge, he is standing trial alongside Joseph Emeka, Ugochukwu Nwachukwu and Victor Aduba.

In the second charge, he is standing trial alongside Joseph Emeka, Linus Okpara and Victor Aduba. The two trials come up today.


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