Billionaire suspected kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, on Friday December 15, 2017, appeared in court for the continuation of his trial before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere.

In the first of his two cases before the judge, Evans and the second defendant, Victor Aduba are standing trial on four count charges of conspiracy, kidnapping and unlawful possession of firearms.

In the second charge, Evans and three others are facing seven counts of conspiracy, attempted kidnapping, kidnapping, murder and attempted murder.

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At the last adjourned date on November 10, 2017, the pleas of Evans and Aduba were taken.

Both pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to them.

The judge had fixed December 15, 2017 for the prosecution to open its case in the first charge, while the pleas of the accused to be taken in the second.

When siting resumed on December 15, the prosecution led by Adebayo Haroun, an assistant director in the Lagos ministry of justice told the court that its witnesses are not in court for the trial to go ahead.

Since the trial could not go on, Evans' lawyer, pleaded with the court for an accelerated hearing. The trial judge then adjourned the first case to February 12, 13 and 14, 2018 for continuation of trial.

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