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Evans: Defence closes case of kidnapper

The defence team of the suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans and his five co-defendants have closed their case before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja High Court, Lagos

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Evans’ five co-defendants are; Ogechi Uchechukwu, Uche Amadi, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, Victor Aduba and Chilaka Ifeanyi.

They were arraigned before Oshodi on August 31, 2017, on a 2-count charge of conspiracy and kidnapping.

They are accused of the February 14, 2017 kidnapping of the Managing Director of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Mr Donatus Dunu.

According to the prosecution, Dunu was kidnapped on Ilupeju Road, Lagos and the defendants allegedly collected 223,000 Euros as ransom from Mr Dunu’s family.

All the defendants during the criminal trial maintained their innocence.

During Tuesday’s proceedings, the counsel to the sixth defendant (Aduba), Mr Emmanuel Ochai, announced to the court after Aduba’ s testimony that the defence had presented their case.

The judge, Justice Oshodi, gave the defence thirty days to file their final written addresses and the prosecution was given another thirty days to respond to the final written addresses of the defence.

The case was, however, adjourned until November 5, 2021, for the adoption of the final written addresses.

Recall that Evans, while testifying in his defence on January 22, denied being a kidnapper.

Led in evidence by Victor Okpara, his defense counsel, Evans denied all allegations.

He said, “I live at Fred Shoboyede Street, Magodo Phase II, Lagos. I’m a businessman and I deal on ornaments and Horlicks. “

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