Kidnap Kingpin: No Further Delays In Evans’ Trail – Court
The trial of Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, the alleged kidnap kingpin, popularly known as Evans, resumed on Tuesday at the Lagos State High Court as Evans hired a new counsel to continue with his case in the court.
While Chino Obiagwu, the counsel, requested for a short adjournment to enable him to study the case file, Justice Hakeem Oshodi refused the request, explaining that there would be no more delays.
The 5th as well as the 6th defendants’ counsel, Mr Agwulanna Uzoukwu and Mr Emmanuel Ochai, opposed Mr Obiagwu’s prayer, pointing out that the several adjournments were affecting the liberty of their clients.
The state counsel, Mr Haaron Adebayo, on his part, also opposed the adjournment request, explaining that the state was ready for trial.
With the last hearing on June 26 because of changes in defence counsels, the trial had been put on hold.
It was then adjourned till October 26, 2018, for further hearing, after the various parties had made their cases at the hearing on Tuesday.