Nigeria/June 14, 2019/Olamide Fadipe /No Comment/104 views /nigeria Evans: Absence of lawyer for suspect stalls trial – Premium Times Nigeriashare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelThe trial of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans, and five others was stalled at an Ikeja High Court on Friday due to the lack of legal representation for one of them. When the matter was called before Justice Hakeem Oshodi, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, the fifth defendant in the matter, informed the court that he was unable to engage the services of a lawyer. Adebayo Haroun, the lead state prosecuting counsel, told the court that he was aware that Titilayo Shitta-Bey, the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) had visited the Kirikiri prison in respect of legal representation for Evans. ALSO READ CBN injects $210m into forex marketMr Haroun, however, said he was uncertain whether Mr Shitta-Bey discussed legal representation with Mr Nwachukwu. Justice Oshodi stood-down proceedings to enable the state counsel to call Mr Shitta-Bey to confirm if she discussed legal representation with the fifth defendant. When proceedings resumed, Mr Haroun told the court that the DPP said she did not discuss legal representation with Mr Nwachukwu. ALSO READ 'At least 100 missing' in Zimbabwe after cyclone | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World NewsReacting, Justice Oshodi said, “the DPP should be informed formally about the provision of a lawyer for the fifth defendant and proof of service should be submitted in court. “This case is adjourned till Aug. 15, for a continuation of trial.” Evans is standing trial alongside Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi, Mr Nwachukwu and Victor Aduba over the alleged kidnap of the Chief Executive Officer of Maydon Pharmaceutical Limited, Donatius Dunu. ALSO READ 2019 Budget: FAAN proposes N101.6bnThe six defendants were arraigned on August 30, 2017, on two counts of conspiracy and kidnapping. According to the prosecution, they allegedly kidnapped Mr Dunu and collected 223,000 Euros (N100 million) as ransom. Four witnesses, including Mr Dunu, have so far testified in the trial on behalf of the state. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleSGF warns fraudsters against peddling false information – The Nation Newspapernext articleVON DG slams Okupe over claim on Obasanjo’s failure to honour MKO Abiola – Daily Post NigeriaRelated PostsNigeria/June 24, 2019 /No Comment ‘Abba Kyari Must Go’ Protest Rocks Abuja [PHOTOS]Nigeria/June 24, 2019 /No Comment Why I’m Supporting Tinubu Now – Ex-PDP LawmakerPolice kill “Pencil”, notorious kidnap ring leader during gun battle | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsOlumba Olumba reveals major reason for killings in Nigeria – Daily Post NigeriaSouth-East Govs Reject Miyetti Allah’s Demand For Fulani Vigilante In Igboland27-year-old man commits suicide in Lagos – The Nation NewspaperPolice arrest land grabber with ammunition in Lagos | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsCourt remands three alleged internet fraudsters in EFCC custody#Widow’s day: Foundation embarks on awareness walk in AnambraEight Anti-Inflammatory Foods In Your Kitchen That Should Be In Your Diet Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.