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    Evans: I estimated the financial worth of my victims from their looks

Evans: I estimated the financial worth of my victims from their looks

Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Evans, says from a short distance, he estimated the financial worth of his victims.  Evans spoke in a video played at his trial in an Ikeja high court on Friday. Evans is standing trial alongside Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu and Victor Aduba over the alleged kidnap of Donatus Dunu, chief [...]

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    Policemen killed by soldiers ‘arrested Evans, rescued Buhari’s district head’

Policemen killed by soldiers ‘arrested Evans, rescued Buhari’s district head’

Vincent Maxwell, an assistant superintendent of police, says the officers killed by soldiers in Taraba state were among the best on the inspector-general of police's intelligence response team (IRT). The team is known for handling special crime cases across the country. On Wednesday, Frank Mba, police spokesman, had explained that the personnel,led by Felix Adolije, an assistant superintendent, were on a covert mission to arrest one [...]

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    Evans ‘arms supplier’ arrested after two-year manhunt

Evans ‘arms supplier’ arrested after two-year manhunt

Godwin Chinyere, a 46-year-old arms dealer, who was alleged to have sold most of the firearms used by Chukwudumeme Owuamadike, suspected kidnap kingpin known as Evans, has been arrested by operatives of the police intelligence response team (IRT). Evans, who was arrested in June 2017 and currently standing trial at the Igbosere high court in Lagos state, was said to have [...]

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    Court gives Evans ultimatum to get legal representative

Court gives Evans ultimatum to get legal representative

An Igbosere high court, Lagos, on Wednesday, ordered Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, suspected billionaire kidnapper better known as Evans, to engage a legal representative by May 17. Adedayo Akintoye, the lead judge, gave the order due to the absence of Chino Obiagwu, Evans’ counsel, for the third time in a row which again stalled the continuation of hearing in the on-going trial of the alleged [...]

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    Judge’s absence stalls Evans’ trial

Judge’s absence stalls Evans’ trial

The trial of Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Evans, was stalled on Friday owing to the absence of the judge in court. On Monday, Oluwatoyin Taiwo, the presiding judge at the Ikeja high court, Lagos, was also absent as she was attending an event to mark the new legal year. Evan's trial was also stalled on September 11 due to the absence [...]

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    Witness: How I paid $1m to free my boss from Evans’ captivity

Witness: How I paid $1m to free my boss from Evans’ captivity

Izuchukwu Ezeuko, a witness, has told an Igbosere high court in Lagos how he paid $1 million ransom for the alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans. Ezeuko, a manager in the firm of the victim, James Uduji, made the disclosure while giving evidence at the ongoing trial of Evans. The manager, who is the fifth witness in the trial, [...]

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    Evans’ lawyer withdraws from his trial

Evans’ lawyer withdraws from his trial

Olukoya Ogungbeje, lead counsel to Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Evans, has withdrawn from his client's trial. In a statement he personally signed, Ogungbeje said he was withdrawing due to “personal reasons”. Evans is being tried by the Lagos state government for alleged offences ranging from conspiracy to kidnapping and attempted murder. Ogungbeje said his life had been under threat [...]

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    ‘They’ve been beating me in Kirikiri… no good food’ — Evans weeps in court

‘They’ve been beating me in Kirikiri… no good food’ — Evans weeps in court

There was drama at a high court in Igbosere, Lagos, on Monday when Chukwudumeje Onwuamadike, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Evans, staged a protest. He refused to alight from the vehicle which conveyed him from the prison to court. After failing in the bid to convince the suspect to follow him to the courtroom, the prison official told the judge [...]

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    Lagos: Evans’ lawyer playing games but we’ll defeat him

Lagos: Evans’ lawyer playing games but we’ll defeat him

The Lagos state government says no effort will be spared in ensuring justice in the cases filed against Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Evans. Evans is being tried on several counts of criminal charges bothering on alleged conspiracy, murder and kidnapping. He has since been on trial after he was arrested on June 10, 2017, and remanded in Kirikiri prison. In [...]

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    Evans asks court to quash ‘defective’ charges filed against him

Evans asks court to quash ‘defective’ charges filed against him

Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Evans, has asked a Lagos high court sitting to quash the charges filed against him by the state government. The state government had brought a fresh five-count charge bordering on conspiracy to kidnap, kidnapping and attempted murder against Evans and three others. NAN reports that Evans is charged alongside Joseph Emeka, Ugochukwu Nwachukwu, Victor [...]

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    Evans asks court to grant him bail

Evans asks court to grant him bail

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    Court fixes Friday for fresh charges against Evans

Court fixes Friday for fresh charges against Evans

A high court in Lagos has fixed Friday for the fresh criminal charges filed against Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, suspected billionaire kidnapper better known as Evans. The charges were filed by the Lagos state government after the suspect pleaded not guilty in court last week. The new charges include conspiracy and the attempted kidnap of Vincent Obianodo, chairman of The Young Shall Grow Motors. Evans was [...]

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    Evans’ in-law floors police in court

Evans’ in-law floors police in court

The federal high court in Lagos has awarded N2 million against the police in the case involving Okwuchukwu Obiechina, brother-in-law of Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, suspeted kidnapper better known as Evans. Obiechina had filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit against the police for “illegally” detaining him in the course of investigations into Evans’ alleged kidnap. In his ruling on Monday, Mohammed Idris, the presiding judge, [...]

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    Lagos ‘files fresh charges’ against Evans — after turnaround on guilty plea

Lagos ‘files fresh charges’ against Evans — after turnaround on guilty plea

The Lagos state government has reportedly filed fresh charges against Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, suspected billionaire kidnapper better known as Evans. This is coming shortly after he was arraigned alongside five others on an amended two-count charge of conspiracy and kidnapping. At the arraignment, he had pleaded "not guilty," despite initially admitting guilt when first arraigned on August 30. In the new charges said to be [...]

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    Evans backtracks, says ‘I’m not guilty’

Evans backtracks, says ‘I’m not guilty’

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    Police uncover ‘truck yard belonging to Evans’

Police uncover ‘truck yard belonging to Evans’

Police officers attached to the intelligence response team (IRT) of the inspector-general have  reportedly uncovered a truck yard belonging to Chukwudumeme Onwumadike, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Evans. According to The Sun, one Ngozika Ezeokoye, believed to be the secretary of the company, is currently in police custody. Evans was said to have confessed to the police that he used the proceeds [...]

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