Kidnap Victim To Testify Against Evans On Friday

An Ikeja Special Offences Court has adjourned until Friday to hear the evidence of Chief Vincent Obianodo, who the convicted kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, allegedly attempted to kidnap.

Evans is stranding trial alongside Joseph Emeka for attempted kidnap of Obianodo.

The State Prosecution Counsel, Mr Yusuf Sule, informed the court that the witness who was supposed to testify could not come online.

He prayed the court to allow him testify via zoom at the next adjourned date.

Mr Sule further argued that the testimony of the prosecution witness, the Investigating Police Officer (IPO), who was already in the box could be expunged in order to bring in another witness.

Frank Udeme, one of the co-defendants of Evans had been sentenced to five years’ imprisonment on March 11.

Udeme had pleaded guilty to selling firearms to Evans.

According to the prosecution, Evans and Emeka committed the offence on Aug. 27, 2013, at Third Avenue in Festac Town, Lagos.

Evans and his accomplice are alleged to have killed one Ngozi Chijioke and attempted to kidnap and kill Obianodo.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to a seven-count charge of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, attempt to kidnap and sale and transfer of firearms over the attempted kidnap of Obianodo.

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