The new indictment of the convicted kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, before a Lagos High Court located in Tafawa Balewa Square stalled on Tuesday due to the absence of his lawyer, as well as that of the third and fourth accused. .

Evans along with Joseph Emeka, Victor Aduba and Okapara Linus were brought before Judge Sherifat Sonaike on two separate charges to have their case started de novo after the case files were transferred from Judge Adedayo Akintoye, who was the trial judge. .

When the case for the re-indictment of Evans et al. arose, the state’s attorney, MO Olateju, announced his appearance for the indictment.

The defendants, in the first count, were charged with conspiracy to kidnap, kidnapping and attempted murder, which the state of Lagos imposed on them.

Offenses committed which are Conspiracy contrary to section 411 of Lagos State Penal Law Cap C 17, Vol 13, 2015, Kidnapping contrary to section 271(3) and charges three to five, attempted murder contrary to section 230(A) Cap C17, Lagos State Criminal Law 2015.

In the second count, Evans was charged along with Joseph Emeka, Ugochukwu Nwachukwu and Victor Aduba.

They are charged with conspiracy to kidnap in violation of section 411, Cap C17, Vol 3 of the Lagos State Criminal Law 2015 and kidnapping in violation of section 271(3) of the Lagos State Criminal Law 2015. .

The alleged kingpin of the kidnapping was arrested on June 10, 2017.