Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja High Court on Friday told alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans, that there was no proof that he was tortured by the police.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Onwuamadike is standing trial alongside Joseph Emeka, 29, Chiemeka Arinze, 39, and Udeme Upong, 43, on a seven-count charge of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, attempt to…
Alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans, on Friday narrated how he was allegedly tortured by members of I-G’s Intelligence Response Team and the then Special Anti-Robbery Squad.|
Haruna, a prosecution witness, said this while he was testifying before court on Wednesday.
Uduji, an elder brother to abduction victim, James Uduji, made the revelation while giving evidence at the trial of Evans, the Anambra-born high-profile kidnapper, known for kidnapping mainly billionaires.
Akintoye, while ruling on the application, said the charges filed against Evans did not offend the rule of duplicity as enshrined in the country’s laws and, therefore, lacked merit.
Evans said similar charges were pending before a Lagos High Court (Ikeja Division) and therefore should be tried by one judge.
Okagwu said that he paid the sum to the Nnewi, Anambra-born kidnapper, to secure the release of his kidnapped boss, Donatus Dunu, the Managing Director of the Maydon Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Evans told Justice Adedayo Akintoye that he was not well fed by the prison officials who, he claimed were “taking his case personal”.
Evans is standing trial before Justice Adetayo Akintoye over allegations of kidnapping.
Evans, who was arrested in his mansion in Magodo area of Lagos last year, is being prosecuted by the State Government in court alongside others for masterminding and executing series of high profile kidnappings and murder in the State.
Evans is standing trial alongside Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Aduba on a two-count charge of conspiracy and kidnapping.