The absence of a police witness on Friday, September twentieth stalled the trial of alleged kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike otherwise called ‘Evans’ at an Ikeja Special Offences Court.
The trial had to be adjourned because of the absence of Insp Idowu Haruna, the Investigation law officer (IPO) and a member Inspector General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team. Informing the court of the event, the state lawyer, Mrs. O.A Badulaiye-Bishi, said “the matter is for a continuation of trial.The prosecution witness has traveled outside the court’s jurisdiction. sadly, we are going to need to request an adjournment date,”
In the 1st suit, Evans is charged aboard Victor Aduba, a discharged member of the Nigerian Army. They’re charged with four counts of seizure and unlawful possession of firearms.
Evans and therefore the discharged soldier are defendant of seizure Mr. Silvanus Ahamonu, holding him prisoner for a minimum of 9 weeks and collection a ransom of 420,000 greenbacks from his family.
In the second suit, Evans is facing trial aboard Joseph Emeka, Chiemeka Arinze and Udeme Upong over the tried kidnap of Chief Vincent Obianodo, the Chairman of the Young Shall Grow Motors. They’re charged with seven counts of tried murder, conspiracy to commit seizure, plan to snatch and sales and transfer of firearms.
According to the prosecution, Evans and his 3 co-defendants committed the offences on Aug. 27, 2013, at Third Ave., Festac, Town Lagos. Evans and his accomplices are speculated to have killed Mr Chijioke Ngozi and tried to kidnap and Kill Obianodo. The prosecution conjointly alleged that in 2008, Upong sold-out and transferred 2 AK47 rifles and seventy rounds of live ammunition to Evans. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo adjourned the case till October 25th for any hearing.