Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans, the suspected billionaire kidnap kingpin,on Friday, May 17, employed the services of a new defence counsel to represent him at a Lagos High Court in Igbosere.
Evans was without a lawyer for 108 days (over three months) after his previous representatives, Olukoys Ogungbeje and Chino Obiagwu withdrew from the case following some controversies, The Nation reports.
R.B.C Eke is now the accused third lawyer since his arraignment in 2017 after he was accused of kidnapping.
He is standing trial alongside Joseph Ikenna Emeka, 29, Chiemeka Arinze, 39, Udeme Frank Upong, 43, on a seven-count charge of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to kidnap and selling of firearms.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja High Court had ordered Evans and three other defendants to ensure they had legal representation by June 14.
Evans is standing trial alongside Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu and Victor Aduba over the alleged kidnap of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Maydon Limited, Donatius Dunu.
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