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Notorious Kidnapper, Evans, Sentenced To Death By Lagos High Court
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Notorious Kidnapper, Evans, Sentenced To Death By Lagos High Court

A Lagos High Court has sentenced notorious kidnap kingpin, Chikwudubem Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, to death. The court gave this judgement on Monday. Evans was arrested in June 2017 and arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and kidnapping. The Lagos State Government had said Evans conspired on February 14th, 2017 at about 7.45pm at Ilupeju, Lagos, to kidnap one Donatus Dunu and collect €223,000 for his release. According to the police, Evans managed to escape arrest for seven years. He was, however, arrested after a police special squad caught up with him at his No. 3, Fred Shoboyede Street, Magodo, Lagos home. The kidnap kingpin then confessed to being responsible for many high-profile kidnap cases in many states of the country, es...
I Can Estimate Financial Value Of Victims From Short Distance – Kidnapper Evans
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I Can Estimate Financial Value Of Victims From Short Distance – Kidnapper Evans

Alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans has said he could estimate the financial value of his victims from a short distance. Evans said this in a video played during his trial in an Ikeja High Court on Friday during the cross-examination of the Investigating Police Officer (IPO) Insp. Idowu Haruna by Mr Emmanuel Ochai, the defence counsel to Victor Aduba, one of Evans’ co-defendants. The alleged kidnap kingpin, in the video, was sitting on a sofa and confessing to Haruna about various kidnappings he masterminded. Evans gave the details of his alleged victims who mostly paid ransoms in six-figure foreign currencies with the exception of two alleged victims who paid ransoms of $1million and $2.3million each. In the video, Haruna who is also a member of t...
MURIC Complains About Delay In Trial Of Evans, Wadume & Others
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MURIC Complains About Delay In Trial Of Evans, Wadume & Others

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) was not happy about the prolonged delay in the passing of judgment on billionaire kidnapper, Evans, Wadume and others. MURIC lamented delays in the justice system for criminals in Nigeria which allows criminals who have finally admitted & confessed to still continue to ‘maradonise’ the law enforcement agents and judges in Nigeria ‘years’ after their arrest. MURIC said: “How can a notorious kidnapper like Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike, popularly known as Evans still be appearing in court years after his celebrated arrest.” They continued: “It is sheer gymnastic procrastination. A lot of things are wrong with our judicial system. Evans was arrested on 11th June 2017. This is September 2019. It is past two years now for crying out loud and he may st...
Evans’ arms supplier arrested in Delta
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Evans’ arms supplier arrested in Delta

46-year-old arms dealer, Godwin Chinyere, believed to have sold the firearms, ammunition and rocket launchers used by suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Owuamadike, alias Evans in his operations, has been arrested by the Nigerian police. The arrest came 2 years after Evans confessed to using some rocket launchers and AK-47 rifles in his operation, during interrogation. The first manhunt to apprehend Chinyere was not successful, as he went into hiding after the billionaire kidnapper's arrest. He however came out of hiding when he thought the police had stopped looking for him, but was unaware that the hunt for him was still on. He was trailed to Asaba Delta State, where he was hiding and apprehended. The native of Obingwa area of Abia State admitted selling five Ak-47 rifle...
Nigerians React As Tinubu Says “Is Evans A Herdsman?” At Fasoranti’s Home
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Nigerians React As Tinubu Says “Is Evans A Herdsman?” At Fasoranti’s Home

The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu is currently under fire for saying those blaming herdsmen for the death of Funke Olakurin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, do not have evidence. Speaking at a condolence visit to the family of Fasoranti in Akure, Ondo state capital, the APC leader said kidnapping is not peculiar to any ethnic group or a particular set of people. Reacting to the allegation that herdsmen were behind the attack, Tinubu said: “I am extremely concerned about security but I don’t want stigma. I can go through history of kidnapping and we know how it started, where it all started, there are lot of copycats, how many years ago have we faced insecurity in this country and cases of kidnapping? Is Evans a herdsman?”
‘Is Evans A Herdsman?’ — Tinubu Speaks On Murder Of Fasoranti’s Daughter
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‘Is Evans A Herdsman?’ — Tinubu Speaks On Murder Of Fasoranti’s Daughter

Bola Tinubu, a national of leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says those blaming herdsmen for the death of Funke Olakurin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, do not have evidence. Speaking when he paid a condolence visit to the family of Fasoranti in Akure, Ondo state capital, the APC leader said kidnapping is not peculiar to any ethnic group or a particular set of people. Asked to react to the allegation that herdsmen were behind the attack, he said: “I am extremely concerned about security but I don’t want stigma. I can go through history of kidnapping and we know how it started, where it all started, there are lot of copycats, how many years ago have we faced insecurity in this country and cases of kidnapping? Is Evans a herdsman?” Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, suspected...
Lagos Invites Femi Falana To Testify Against Kidnapper, Evans
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Lagos Invites Femi Falana To Testify Against Kidnapper, Evans

The Lagos State Government Thursday filed an application seeking to present Mr. (SAN) as a witness in its trial of the suspected billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans at an Igbosere High Court, Lagos. Prosecution counsel Mr Y. G Oshoala told Justice Adedayo Akintoye that Evans made a claim concerning Falana while testifying in a trial within trial which required clarification by the lawyer-activist. A trial -within-trial is a mini trial conducted to find out, among others, if a defendant in a criminal matter made his confessional statement voluntarily or otherwise. Oshoala’s application followed the resumption of proceedings in the fourth and fifth in a series of kidnap, murder and attempted murder charges brought against him by the Lagos State Gover...
Kidnapper: Court Jails Evans’ Gang Members For 41 Years
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Kidnapper: Court Jails Evans’ Gang Members For 41 Years

An Ikeja High court sitting in Lagos State on Monday, sentenced two former gang members of billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans to 41 years in prison. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo sentenced the convicts, 32-year-old Kelvin Emenike Ukoh and Emeka Obasi, 33 over the abduction of one Ugoje Jude, a shipping agent, and his staff, Miss Piriye Gogo on August 3, 2012. The convicts were arraigned in 2013 alongside three others: Uche Igbani, 28, Chibuzor Osuagwu, 33 and a 36-year-old woman, Onowu Ngozi, on a 14 count-charge bothering on conspiracy, kidn The gang had kidnapped Ugoje and another staff, Piriye Gogo who were taken to an unknown destination by their leader, Evans. Narrating her ordeal before the court, Miss Gogo said that the three men accosted...
“Evans Should Join APC And His Sins Will Be Forgiven” – Reno Omokri
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“Evans Should Join APC And His Sins Will Be Forgiven” – Reno Omokri

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri says popular kidnapper, Evans should join APC so for his sins to be forgiven. Gistvic Reports. Reno also said Evans should learn from Godswill Akpabio, Orji Kalu, Governor UmarGanduje and Maina. He wrote: "I don’t know what Evans the kidnapper is waiting for. Can’t he learn from Godswill Akpabio, Orji Kalu, Governor UmarGanduje and Maina? Evans should join APC, and play the Game of Thrones by bending the knee to Muhammadu Buhari of Kings Landing, and his sins will be forgiven. He can even contest for Senate President."
Kidnapper Evans Unable To Pay Legal Fees, Trial Stalled
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Kidnapper Evans Unable To Pay Legal Fees, Trial Stalled

The inability of alleged kidnap kingpin Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, to pay for his legal representation has stalled two trials which are before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Special Offences Court. Mr Chinoye Obiagwu (SAN), the counsel to Evans and Chiemeka Arinze his co-defendant in one of the kidnap cases, had written to the court to request for adjournment in both cases. Portions of the letter dated March 4 and signed by Mr Noel Brown on behalf of Obiagwu was read in court by Mr Abiodun Alagbe, the state prosecutor. Excerpts of the letter read: “Now that he (Obiagwu) is on hand to lead the defence, he finds that the families of the defendants are yet to provide some necessary yet critical obligations, which to prevent any embarrassment, and for the safety ...
Evans Reveals How SARS Tortured Him And Killed Detainees In His Presence
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Evans Reveals How SARS Tortured Him And Killed Detainees In His Presence

The alleged billionaire kidnapper, Evans, has told a court how SARS officials allegedly tortured him and killed other detainees. Alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans yesterday narrated to an Ikeja high court how he was allegedly tortured by members of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), The Nation reports. Evans narrated his experience during the continuation of a trial-within-trial at an Ikeja High Court where he is facing trial on a two-count charge conspiracy and kidnapping. He is facing trial before Justice Hakeem Oshodi alongside five other members of his gang. Before Evans’ testimony, a five-minute-33-second video recording was played in the courtroom. The video recordin...
‘Invicible’ Evans Thought He’d Never Be Arrested – Close Friend Reveals In Lagos Court
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‘Invicible’ Evans Thought He’d Never Be Arrested – Close Friend Reveals In Lagos Court

A Police Inspector, Idowu Haruna, has told an Igbosere High Court in Lagos that the suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, known as Evans, volunteered his statement to the police. Mr Haruna, a prosecution witness, said this while he was testifying before court on Wednesday. The witness said that Evans gave his statement voluntarily and not under duress or torture by the police. He said Evans’ statement which was obtained on June 26, 2017 at 2 p.m at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) office, Ikeja, was recorded in a conducive environment. Mr Haruna, who was led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Jide Martin, said Evans volunteered his statement which was recorded by Kingsley Harold, a police inspector. The witness said: “I and the defendant have been c...
Evans Denies Telling Police He Is A Kidnapper
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Evans Denies Telling Police He Is A Kidnapper

ALLEGED notorious kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans on Tuesday denied making any statement to the police, detailing his career as a serial kidnapper. Evans said this through his Counsel at the Ikeja High Court where he standing trial for charges bordering on kidnapping and conspiracy. Evans made denial following an attempt by the State Prosecuting Counsel, Adebayo Haroun, to tender documents containing the statement of the 1st defendant (Evans) as exhibits before Justice Hakeem Oshodi. Evans, through his new Defence Counsel, Mr Chino Obiagu, the purported statement was not written by him neither was it voluntarily made as claimed by the police. Evans was arraigned alongside five members of his gang namely: Uchenna Amadi, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, Ogec...
Police Arrest Evans Lawyer, Olukoya
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Police Arrest Evans Lawyer, Olukoya

Mr Olukoya Ogungbeje, lawyer to the alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans has been arrested by the Nigerian Police on Wednesday morning. Punch reports that,some police operatives on Wednesday morning arrested a lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, at the Federal High Court in Lagos. Ogungbeje had represented the alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans. Policemen said to be from the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, swooped on the lawyer as he parked his car at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi on Wednesday morning. Ogungbeje, who was billed to appear before the vacation judge, Justice Muslim Hassan, was immediately whisked off by the policemen.
Kidnap Kingpin, Evans And His Lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje Part Ways
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Kidnap Kingpin, Evans And His Lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje Part Ways

Olukoya Ogungbeje, the lead counsel to alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans has withdrawn from the case which is currently before the Lagos State High Court. Ogungbeje, in a press statement, said his withdrawal was based on “personal reasons.” According to him, his life and that of his co-defence lawyer have been repeatedly threatened. His statement partly reads, “for the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state categorically that we have fought a good fight this far despite repeated and sustained threats to my life and my co-defence lawyers, I dare say we have no regrets whatsoever having conducted the criminal charges involving our client this far. For the sake of history we have been able to enrich the basic principles of our Criminal Jurisprudence especially ...
How I Paid Evans 232,000 Euros For The Release Of My Boss – Witness
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How I Paid Evans 232,000 Euros For The Release Of My Boss – Witness

An employee of Maydon Pharmaceuticals Limited, Mr. Uchenna Okagwu, on Friday told an Ikeja High Court how he paid 232,000 euros (about N99.76m) to alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, to secure the release of his boss. Okagwu said that he paid the sum to the kidnapper to secure the release of Mr. Donatus Dunu, Managing Director of the company. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Evans is facing trial alongside Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Aduba for this and other crimes. Okagwu told the court that Evans and his gang threatened to kill him if he made any mistake while trying to deliver the ransom. He said, “About two months after my boss was kidnapped, I got a call from his brother, Anselem, to deliver 232,...
Let Me Face My Trial Alive, Evans Weeps In Court
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Let Me Face My Trial Alive, Evans Weeps In Court

Alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans, broke down in tears on Monday before the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere, where he was arraigned on fresh two charges of kidnapping. After initially refusing to come down from the prison van in protest, he was eventually brought into the courtroom by warders on the order of Justice Adedayo Akintoye. Stepping into the courtroom bare-footed and in handcuffs, Evans, who wore a pair of shorts and a green T-shirt torn on the shoulder with sand stain on the back, immediately indicated to the judge that he had something to say. “I have an explanation to make,” he said. “Since I have been in the maximum prison, they have been maltreating me; no visit, they don’t feed me well, I have eye problem and I can not see afar.” But he w...
Evans Confronted With Video Recordings Of Him Confessing To Kidnapping Victims Within & Outside Lag
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Evans Confronted With Video Recordings Of Him Confessing To Kidnapping Victims Within & Outside Lag

After initially pleading guilty to high-profile kidnappings, Evans made a u-turn after probably speaking with his legal representatives. Two Compact Disks (CDs) showing video recordings of alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans’ confessing to alleged kidnappings were on Wednesday played at the Ikeja Special Offences court. The video recordings presented to Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo showed Evans confessing to kidnapping of his victims and armed robbery within and outside Lagos State. The clips from the video were played while the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Titi Shitta-Bey, was leading a witness, Insp. Idowu Haruna, in evidence in-chief. Evans is standing trial with co-defendant, Victor Aduba on four-count charge of kidnapping of Sylvanus Ahano...
Alleged Kidnap Kingpin, Evans Sues Police For ₦1 Billion & Seeks Release Of His Properties
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Alleged Kidnap Kingpin, Evans Sues Police For ₦1 Billion & Seeks Release Of His Properties

Suspected kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans has sued the police for ₦1 billion for the forceful seizure of his properties, Channels reports. Evans had previously filed a ₦300 million Fundamental Right Enforcement suit against the Inspector General of Police (IGP) alleging wrongful detention, which was dismissed. In his new suit, he wants an apology and the “unconditional release” of his 2 landed properties in Magodo, Lagos. He also asked that ₦4 million be paid as the cost of action against the police. He also listed several other properties of his seized by the police, including ₦50 million cash, a wrist-watch worth $170,000, a phone worth $30,000, and 5 pieces of Saphono Rucci Diamond rings worth $100,000. There were also 3 Italian travel bags worth $55,000 doll...
Kidnapping: No Case Against Evans, Lawyer Says
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Kidnapping: No Case Against Evans, Lawyer Says

The Lawyer representing self- confessed billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a Evans, on Wednesday told the court that there is no prima facie case against his client. He therefore urged the court not only to quash the two charges filed against the kidnap suspect by the Lagos State Government, but to set his client free. Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje who has been representing the self-confessed kidnapper told the Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere that the charges against Evans are grossly defective, incompetent and an abuse of court processes. The Lagos State Government, through the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) had also filed a fresh five-count charge of conspiracy to kidnap, kidnapping and attempted murder against Evans, Joseph Emeka, Ugochukwu Nwachu...
We Won’t Release Mack Trucks Seized From Evans – Police
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We Won’t Release Mack Trucks Seized From Evans – Police

The police have opposed a suit filed by suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, demanding that trucks recovered from him be released. The police through a counter-affidavit deposed to by a police Inspector, Haruna Idowu, said the trucks had been kept and preserved to be used as exhibits in the ongoing trial of the suspect. Evans had on Thursday accused officials of the Nigerian Police of converting certain items recovered from him for their personal use. Olukoya Ogungbeje, lawyer to the suspected kidnapper, in a fresh suit against the police, demanded the release of 25 Mack trucks which he said were seized from Evans. Mr. Ogungbeje said in the suit that the trucks were seized without a court order, an action he described as a violation of his cl...
Kidnapper Evans Sues Police Over 25 Seized Trucks
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Kidnapper Evans Sues Police Over 25 Seized Trucks

Suspected kidnapping kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, has filed a fresh suit against the police, seeking the release of 25 Mack trucks, which he claimed were seized from him, Punchng reports. His lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, contended in the suit that the trucks were seized without a court order, saying that the seizure was a violation of Evans’ right. Ogungbeje is praying the Federal High Court in Lagos to order the police to release the trucks to Evans through him (Ogungbeje). According to him, the police forcefully confiscated the trucks from Evans on June 15, 2017 without any court order. Ogungbeje wants the court to award N200m as general and exemplary damages against the police for what he termed violation of Evans’ rights under sections 36, 43, and 44 of the 19...
Court Dismisses Evan’s Suit Challenging Continued Detention
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Court Dismisses Evan’s Suit Challenging Continued Detention

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday dismissed the N300 million fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, otherwise known as Evans.   The judge, Abdulaziz Anka, dismissed the suit for lacking merit.   The alleged notorious kidnapper had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy and kidnapping before a judge but later changed his plea to ‘not guilty.’   Evans had dragged the Inspector-General of Police, the Nigeria Police Force, Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, and Special Anti-Robbery Squad before the court for alleged illegal detention.   The alleged kidnapper, through his lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, claimed that his prolonged detention in police custody was...
2019 ELECTION: What Nigerians Are Saying About Buhari’s Re-Election Bid
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2019 ELECTION: What Nigerians Are Saying About Buhari’s Re-Election Bid

Controversies have continued to trail President Muhammadu Buhari’s reported re-election bid, amidst killings in Benue and economic challenges in the country. On Friday, some Nigerians the blasted All Progressive Congress for claiming President Muhammadu Buhari still has the populace support come 2019. This was in reaction to a video shared by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, via his Twitter handle showing mammoth crowd hovering over Buhari at Kaduna for the inauguration of Kaduna–Abuja train service on Thursday. Bashir alongside the video wrote: “Millions of Nigerians cannot be emotionally blackmailed into choosing who they would vote for. These crowds here have already made their choice — and they love Nigeria. Even as much as they love ...
Policeman Who Tracked & Arrested Rich Kidnapper Evans Has Been Killed
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Policeman Who Tracked & Arrested Rich Kidnapper Evans Has Been Killed

The Intelligence Response Team (IRT) under the watch of Abba Kyari at the weekend, lost one of its gallant officers to the cold hands of death. The gallant officer was one of the leading ‘field detectives’ who tracked and demystified Lagos based billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuadike aka Evans. It was in the middle of a similar arrest that the suspect pumped bullets into Lanre’s stomach while his colleague got shot in the hand. Unperturbed by the surprise attack, both the late Sergeant and others chased after the kidnappers and killed the man that fired the killer shots. The bullets lodged in their bodies were later extracted with medical teams on ground confirming that the injured Policemen were responding to treatment. But tragedy struck a few days later. It was discovered th...
Court Faults Lagos In Evans’ Murder, Illegal Firearms Case
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Court Faults Lagos In Evans’ Murder, Illegal Firearms Case

The planned arraignment of alleged notorious kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, for the alleged murder of two persons was stalled on Friday, due to the failure of the prosecution to back the charge sheet with a valid proof of evidence. The presiding judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, held that the charge sheet was irregularly filed, having not been accompanied with a valid proof of evidence, an error, she pointed out, was fundamental and could not be overlooked. However, rather than dismissing the seven charges, as prayed by Evans’ lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, the judge directed the prosecution, led by the Attorney General of Lagos State, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, to do the needful by attaching a valid proof of evidence. The judge held, “I find that the amended charge is ...
Morgan Evans Shares His Excitement About Tying the Knot with Kelsea Ballerini
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Morgan Evans Shares His Excitement About Tying the Knot with Kelsea Ballerini

Morgan Evans knows a good thing when he sees it. The Australian musician spoke with PEOPLE at the 2017 CMA Awards Wednesday night, dishing a bit on his upcoming wedding with fiancée Kelsea Ballerini (who performed a duet with Reba McEntire during the show). “Everyone keeps telling me how good [marriage] is,” said Evans, 32. “I think we both knew we were going to be together forever so early on that it almost feels like it’s been too long. We should be married already. It’s exciting.” “And [for] the actual day, so many people are coming over from Australia and [there are] so many great people here we want to share the moment with. It’s going to be magic,” he adds. The couple were engaged on Christmas morning 2016, nine months after meeting. (As Evans wrote on his Instagram post after hi...
How I Paid Kidnap Kingpin Evans €223,000 To Secure My Brother’s Release – Witness Tells Court
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How I Paid Kidnap Kingpin Evans €223,000 To Secure My Brother’s Release – Witness Tells Court

The Lagos State Government on Friday called its first witness against suspected billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans. The witness, Anselem Dunu, the elder brother of Donatus Dunu, the Chairman of Maydon Pharmaceutical Limited, who was kidnapped on February 14, 2017, told Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja High Court that Evans did not release his brother even after collecting 223,000 Euros. According to Dunu, his brother was in the kidnapper’s den for four months, adding that during this period, the kidnappers through phone calls threatened him and demanded for 100 million Euros. “On the 14th of February I received a phone call from my younger brother, Innocent Dunu, informing me about my brother’s kidnap. “We rushed to the Ilupeju Police Station whe...
Lagos Files Fresh Charges Against Kidnap Kingpin Evans
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Lagos Files Fresh Charges Against Kidnap Kingpin Evans

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 filed against the suspect, he is accused of various crimes ranging from attempted kidnap and murder, Channels TV has reported. The charges are said to include seven counts of conspiracy and the attempted kidnap of Vincent Obianodo, chairman of The Young Shall Grow Motors. Evans was also alleged to have murdered a policeman attached to Obianodo while in an...
Lagos Govt Amends Charges Against Kidnap Kingpin Evans
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Lagos Govt Amends Charges Against Kidnap Kingpin Evans

The Lagos State Government has amended the charges it filed against Evans and the five others. The Director of Public Prosecution, DPP Lagos State, Titilayo Shitta-Bey, told Justice Hakeem Oshodi that the amendment relates only to the punishment section for the second charge. The DPP also submitted that there is no material change in the nature of the offence which still remains conspiracy and the kidnap of one Dunu Donatus, Channels Television reports. She urged the court to allow the defendants take fresh pleas to the amended two count charges. Counsel to Evans, Olukoya Ogungbeje, has opposed the move for fresh pleas. He told the judge that he had only just been served in court this morning with the amended charge and he needed time to confer with his client. He then as...
Billionaire Kidnapper Evans Changes Plea From Guilty To Not Guilty
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Billionaire Kidnapper Evans Changes Plea From Guilty To Not Guilty

Kidnap kingpin, Chukwudubem Onwuamadike, alias Evans, and his two other accomplices on Thursday changed their plea to the charges preferred against them by Lagos State from guilty to not guilty. Evans and his accomplices, Uche Amadi, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi, Victor Aduba and one female, Ogechi Uchechukwu were arraigned on August 30 before the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja on two counts bordering on kidnapping and conspiracy. While Evans and two others pleaded guilty to the charges, the remaining defendants pleaded not guilty. During the Thursday’s proceedings, an amended charge brought by the prosecutors was read to the defendants which they all pleaded not guilty to.
Alleged Evans Accomplice Sues Police, Demands N100m Damages
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Alleged Evans Accomplice Sues Police, Demands N100m Damages

A suspected accomplice of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans, Emeka Arinze, on Monday asked a Federal High Court in Lagos to order his immediate release from police custody. Arinze, in his suit filed at the court’s registry through a rights campaigner, Mr Ogedi Ogu, is claiming N100m and a public apology from the police jointly and several others over alleged infringement on his rights. Joined in the suit are the Inspector General of Police, State Police Commissioner, Lagos State Police Command and Insp. Christian, an Investigating Police Officer with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Ogu is seeking a declaration that the arrest and detention of Arinze without any order validly made in accordance with the 1999 Constitution (as Amended) is unlawful and ille...
Court Orders Police To Produce Kidnap Kingpin Evans Brother-In-Law
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Court Orders Police To Produce Kidnap Kingpin Evans Brother-In-Law

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the police to bring before it one Mr. Okwuchukwu Obiechina said to be the brother-in-law of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans. Justice Mohammed Idris, who made the order, said Obiechina must be brought before him on Thursday, October 12. The order was pursuant to a suit filed by Obiechina, praying the court to order his release from police detention. His lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, said Obiechina had been detained by the police since June 2 in connection with the kidnapping case of his brother-in-law, Evans. The suit, marked FHC/L/CS/1050/20177, has Obiechina and his wife, Nzube, who is Evans’ sister, as plaintiffs. They sued the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State; the Nigeria Police Force; and the Speci...
Shops Shut As Suspected Cult Members Clash On Lagos Island
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Shops Shut As Suspected Cult Members Clash On Lagos Island

Tension continued on Tuesday on the Lagos Island, Lagos State, as youths belonging to rival gangs made fresh moves to attack one another despite police presence. PUNCH Metro gathered that two rival gangs, Okepopo boys and Onola boys, had declared war on each other as a supremacy clash that started over a week ago, showed no sign of abating. Residents of the area told our correspondents that no fewer than six persons had been killed in the clash. It was gathered that the Okepopo boys, led by one Abdulrasaq Kareem, aka Falapa, had been having the upper hand, while the Onola boys had been at the receiving end. It was said the gang war had led to the closure of shops and markets at the Itafaji, Evans, Branco, Olushi, Atiko, Onola, Okepopo, Massey, Apatira and Smith areas on the Isl...
Court Jails Man For Stealing Car Battery
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Court Jails Man For Stealing Car Battery

A Kado Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Tuesday sentenced a 22-year-old driver, Daniel Evans, to four months imprisonment for stealing car battery. The Judge, Alhaji Ahmed Ado, however, gave the convict an option to pay N5, 000 fine. Ado advised the convict to desist from committing crime, adding that the sentence would serve as deterrent to other would-be offenders. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Evans, who resides at Mpape Karmo Abuja, was convicted on a count charge of theft. The convict pleaded guilty to the charge, but urged the court to tamper justice with mercy. He said he stole the car battery because his was bad and he had no money to buy another one. The Prosecutor, Judith Obatomi, had earlier told the court that one Samuel Fisayo of Life Camp, Abuja...
6 Killed, Many Injured As Cultists Clash In Lagos Island
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6 Killed, Many Injured As Cultists Clash In Lagos Island

No fewer than six persons were, yesterday, confirmed dead with several others injured in a cult war in Lagos. An eye witness said the six persons were killed when a notorious cult leader, armed with a sophisticated rifle, led his gang in a clash with youths at Okepopo and Onola area, on the Island, who were armed with Dane guns. The eyewitness claimed that the cult leader had vowed to take revenge on three of his gang members from Okepopo, who were lynched by Onola boys earlier this year. The source said: “To make his plan successful, he bought a new gun and has been looking for an opportunity to execute his mission. He succeeded during the 155th year celebration of Epetedo’s existence. “He and his gang, during the occasion, pursued Onola boys, who left the area at about 3.30a....
Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs Set To Join West Brom For £5m
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Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs Set To Join West Brom For £5m

West Brom are close to completing the signing of left-back Kieran Gibbs from Arsenal. The clubs have agreed a fee in the region of £5m for the 27-year-old, who had also been in talks with Watford and Turkish side Galatasaray. Gibbs still needs to undergo a medical and sign his contract. Meanwhile, Arsenal have joined Manchester City and Leicester City in the race to sign West Brom centre-back Jonny Evans. Evans will only be allowed to leave The Hawthorns once the Baggies have a replacement. Their preferred target is Manchester City’s Eliaquim Mangala and with Manchester City the preferred destination for Evans, that deal would appear straightforward. However, Mangala would prefer to join Inter Milan. To further complicate matters, Inter’s prime target is thought to be ...
Evans Pursuit Not Make-Or-Break – Guardiola
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Evans Pursuit Not Make-Or-Break – Guardiola

Pep Guardiola believes his Manchester City squad can challenge for honours even if he is unable to make any more signings before the transfer window closes. The City manager is eager to strengthen his defence and is expected to pursue a deal for West Bromwich Albion centre-back Jonny Evans. But with West Brom having already rejected a bid of £18 million ($23.2 million, 19.8 million euros), Guardiola says signing Evans is not make-or-break. “Like last season, every season I start, I always believe my players are the best,” Guardiola told reporters at a press conference in Manchester on Friday. “He (Evans) is a player for West Brom. It’s still the same. Tony Pulis was clear, so there’s nothing to talk about. “We try to do the best squad as possible for the long season. We are ...
Court Rules Against Police In Evans’ Case
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Court Rules Against Police In Evans’ Case

The Federal High Court in Lagos has struck out the objection of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, to the hearing of the N300m fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by suspected notorious kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans. The kidnap kingpin is demanding the sum of N300 million from the police for illegally detaining him since June 10, 2017, without pressing any charge against him in court. In a ruling delivered on Wednesday, Justice Abdulaziz Anka, dismissed the argument by the police that the case was not ripe for hearing because it and the Inspector-General of Police, IGP, were served with court papers in Lagos rather than in Abuja. He upheld the argument by Evans’ lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, that by virtue of Order 5 Rule 2 of the Fundamental Rights Procedure...
Court Okays Evans’ Fundamental Rights Suit For Hearing
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Court Okays Evans’ Fundamental Rights Suit For Hearing

The Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has ruled that the Fundamental Rights Enforcement Suit filed by Suspected Billionaire Kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as ‘Evans’ can proceed. Justice Abdulaziz Anka dismissed the objections of Emmanuel Eze, the counsel for the third and fourth respondent and agreed with Counsel to Evans, Olukoya Ogungbeje that service on the Ist and 2nd respondent had been properly effected. The first and second respondents in the suit are the Inspector General of Police, the Nigeria Police Force. The other respondents are the Lagos State Police Commissioner and the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS. In his ruling, Justice Anka also held that leave was not required for the matter to be heard during vacation as Order 4 Rule 5 of the Fundam...
‎Lawyer’s Absence Stalls Evans’ N300m Case Against Police Chief
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‎Lawyer’s Absence Stalls Evans’ N300m Case Against Police Chief

Hearing was stalled on Thursday in the N300m fundamental rights enforcement suit filed against the Inspector-General of Police by suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans. The case, which was scheduled for hearing on Thursday morning before Justice Abdulaziz Anka of the Federal High Court in Lagos, could not proceed as Evans’ lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, was absent in court. Ogungbeje had written to the court, seeking an adjournment on the grounds of ill health. But Justice Anka awarded a punitive cost of N20,000 against him for what he described as unprofessional conduct. The judge noted that while Ogungbeje wrote to the court, seeking an adjournment on the grounds of ill health, he did not send a copy of the letter to the counsel for the police. A...
Evans Is Not Missing
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Evans Is Not Missing

Policeman who championed the arrest of notorious kidnapper Evans, Abba Kyari, has debunked rumors that Evans has vanished. He took to Facebook to allay many people's fears writing: Friends, I received over a Thousand Calls this Morning. Pls Disregard the Fake news From a Major Newspaper Today that The Most Notorious Kidnapper in the History of Nigeria Evans in our Custody has Vanished. It's a Big Lie. In Accordance with the 90 Days Remand Order from Federal Highcourt, investigation Covering 3 Countries is in Progress. Its a False Headline, We can Never Joke with the Security of Nigerians.
Evans Is In Police Custody, Doing Fine – Police
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Evans Is In Police Custody, Doing Fine – Police

The Police high command has dismissed report of alleged disappearance or death of billionaire kidnapper, Chukwuduneme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, in its custody. It said contrary to the report, the kidnapper was not only firmly in its custody hale and hearty but also was very much assisting it in its ongoing investigation of alleged crimes he perpetrated while holding sway in his profession. Reacting to the report following enquiry from newsmen, Weekend, in Abuja, Force Headquarters, through its spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, insisted that Evans never vanished from its custody nor died as being rumoured. But Moshood described those peddling the rumour as mischief makers who were only out to tarnish the hard earned image of the Nigerian Police not o...
Court Fixes Date To Hear Evans’ Case Against Police
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Court Fixes Date To Hear Evans’ Case Against Police

The Federal High Court in Lagos will hear a N300m fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans, against the Inspector-General of Police on July 13. Evan’s lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, had filed a suit urging the court to order the police to charge the suspect to court or release him immediately. Ogunbeje also prayed the court to award N300m against the police for alleged unlawful detention. According to Punch, a source said the case was first assigned to Justice Babs Kuewumi but was later re-assigned to another judge. “The case was assigned to Justice Kuewumi. But due to its nature, the judge felt it would be better handled by a vacation judge. “He felt it would not be ideal to adjourn it for hearing until after ...
Policewoman Arrested For Helping Kidnapper Evans Escape Justice In 2006
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Policewoman Arrested For Helping Kidnapper Evans Escape Justice In 2006

The woman accused  of aiding suspected kidnap kingpin Chukwudumeje George Onwuamadike (alias Evans) to escape justice in 2006 is still in the police. The Nation gathered that the woman, simply identified as Tina, is now a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP). She was unmasked by a Special Investigation Panel  (SIP) constituted by  Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris to probe Evans’ 2006 arrest, transfer from Lagos State to Imo State and eventual release. After the suspect’s arrest last month, a senior police officer told reporters that his team apprehended Evans in 2006 after a bank robbery. The officer had claimed that Evans and his gang members had a gun duel at the National Theatre in Surulere, Lagos Mainland after a disagreement in sharing their loot, addi...
Court Authorized Us To Detain Evans For 90 Days – Abba Kyari
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Court Authorized Us To Detain Evans For 90 Days – Abba Kyari

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Abba Kyari, has said the police obtained the court’s backing to detain the kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans, for 90 days. He said the detention warrant was obtained on June 21, 2017, contrary to insinuations in some quarters that Evans was being illegally held by the police, Kyari explained the detention is to allow for thorough investigation of the suspect. He told the media yesterday: “All those who want Evans released did not know that the police had obtained a 90-day warrant to detain him. “We envisaged that they would do that, hence we beat them to it.” Evans had challenged his continued detention in court, describing it as illegal. He prayed the court to order his immediate release if they cann...
IGP Idris Behind Successful Achievements Of Police – Ex-DIG
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IGP Idris Behind Successful Achievements Of Police – Ex-DIG

A retired Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Joel Azubuko Udah, has praised the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on the recent arrest of Nigerian billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans. According to Udah, the Nigeria Police Force wouldn’t have achieved this present feat, if not for the operational background and hard work of Idris. Udah noted that Idris’ operational background has led to clampdown on criminals, recovering of cache of arms and ammunition. Aside from Udah, another security expert, Jide Thomas, has also lauded the activities of Idris and his officers and men. Udah said: “Idris’ sterling performances in Kano and Nasarrawa States, where he was a state Commissioner of Police added to his wealth of experiences. “His previous engageme...
Pictures Of The Court Papers Of The Lawsuit Filed By Notorious Kidnapper Evans
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Pictures Of The Court Papers Of The Lawsuit Filed By Notorious Kidnapper Evans

The notorious kidnapper, Evans, through his counsel, Olukoya Ogungbeje, filed the lawsuit against the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the Nigeria Police Force, the Lagos state Commissioner of Police Fatai Owoseni and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos state Police Command, yesterday June 28th. He is challenging his continuous detention by the police. He is asking the court to order the police to release him or charge him to court.
Kidnap Kingpin Evans Reveals The Identity Of His Gun Supplier
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Kidnap Kingpin Evans Reveals The Identity Of His Gun Supplier

Security agencies in Bayelsa State have started an investigation into the identity of a man named Suoyo whom Evans the Kidnapper mentioned as one of his gang members in the state.In one of his numerous confessional statements, Evans the kidnapper said Suoyo is one of the most active members of his gang, who had the job of buying arms and ammunition, for their operations.  He said: “When Suoyo, who lives in Bayelsa State, called me and expressed fears, I also assured him that nothing was going to happen. I told him I was making plans for another operation and needed him to go into the creeks and buy a new set of arms and ammunition”. During the meeting in the Government House which had Governor Seriake Dickson in attendance, the security comma...
Evans Was Arrested In 2006, But Released By A Senior Police Officer – Police
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Evans Was Arrested In 2006, But Released By A Senior Police Officer – Police

The arrested kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeje George Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, was arrested in 2006 for robbery. It was an incident where seven members of his gang died during the sharing of their loot in Lagos. A very reliable police source gave this revelation on Sunday as investigations into Evans’ past activities deepened. The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that Evans and his robbery gang, in 2006, attacked a commercial bank in Lagos and went somewhere around the National Arts Theatre, Iganmu to share the loot. It was gathered that while sharing the loot, the robbers had a disagreement and shot one another. Seven members of the gang died instantly. A police source told NAN: “The then Divisional Police Officer of Iponri Police Station, Yahaya Bello, now a Dep...

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