- Evans, an alleged kidnapper, has denied telling the police that he was an abductor
- He made the denial through his new defence counsel, Chino Obiagu
- Evan is standing trial for charges bordering on kidnapping and conspiracy at Ikeja high court
A alleged kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans on Tuesday, September 11, denied making any statement to the police detailing his involvement in serial kidnapping.
Nigeria Tribune reports that Evans made this known through his counsel at the Ikeja high court where he is standing trial for charges bordering on kidnapping and conspiracy.
Evans made denial following an attempt by the state prosecuting counsel, Adebayo Haroun, to tender documents containing the statement of the 1st defendant (Evans) as exhibits before Justice Hakeem Oshodi.
Evans, through his new defence counsel, Chino Obiagu, said the purported statement was not written by him neither was it voluntarily made as claimed by the police.
Evans was arraigned alongside five members of his gang namely: Uchenna Amadi, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, Ogechi Uchechukwu (the only female among the gang) and two former army officers, Chilaka Ifeanyi and victor Chukwunonso Aduba.
Counsel to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th defendants, Obiagu argued that the statement sort to be tendered by the prosecutor was written by a policeman, Inspector Idowu Haruna attached to Inspector general of police intelligence response team.
Obiagu also objected to the tendering of a video clip, during trial within trial, showing Evans confessing to the crime at the police station on the grounds that it does not corroborate with Section 84 of the Evidence Act.
According to him, “I object to the admissibility of this document because the 1st defendant didn’t make them voluntarily and I am also yet to be served with a copy of the video or the certified true copy.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Olukoya Ogungbeje, the lawyer who once represented alleged notorious billionair kidnapper also known as Evans, was 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.
Ogungbeje was Evans' lawyer until June 15, 2018 when he withdrew from the case and another lawyer took over.
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