Olukoya Ogungbeje, the lawyer who once represented alleged notorious billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike also known as Evans, was on Wednesday, September 12, arrested at the Federal High Court in Lagos.
The Punch reported that police officers from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti arrested the lawyer this morning while he was getting ready to appear before Justice Muslim Hassan.
He was reportedly accosted as he parked his car at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi.
Ogungbeje was Evans' lawyer until June 15, 2018 when he withdrew from the case and another lawyer took over.
The reason for his arrest by the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force is unknown as at press time.
Meanwhile, Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja high court, Lagos on Tuesday warned counsel to Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias “Evans” that no further delays would be tolerated in his ongoing trial.
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Justice Oshodi gave the warning following a 30-minute verbal exchange he had with Chinonye Obiagwu, Evans’ new defence counsel, who had prayed for an adjournment to study the case file.
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