Kidnapping: Absence Of Witness Stalls Evans’ Defence


The kidnapping case filed against Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, before an Ikeji High Court was on Wednesday stalled due to the absence of a witness who was to testify in the defence alleged kingpin.

According to NAN, the counsel to Evans, Oyekunle Falabi, informed the court that the female witness, whose name was not stated could no longer be reached through her phone.

“My lord, ordinarily we are ready to go on, but I’m surprised that the first defendant’s (Evans) witness is not in court.

“My lord, we have even put her through as a witness and I am surprised that she is not here.

“I have been trying to reach her on phone but her line is switched off. I am praying that the court should give us a short date,” he said.

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Counsel to Evans’s five co-defendants also agreed with Falabi’s request for an adjournment.

The sitting Judge, Hakeem Oshodi, adjourned the case until June 29 for the continuation of defence.

“All other defendants should bring their witnesses on that day so that the day will not be wasted,” Oshodi said.

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