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


The Lagos State Government has reportedly filed fresh charges against Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, suspected billionaire kidnapper, better known as Evans.

This is coming shortly after the suspect was arraigned alongside five others on an amended two-count charge of conspiracy and kidnapping.

At the arraignment, Evans 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 had reported.

The charges are said to include seven counts of conspiracy and the attempted kidnap of chairman of The Young Shall Grow Motors, Vincent Obianodo.

Evans was also alleged to have murdered a policeman attached to Obianodo while in another four counts, he was said to have conspired with others to kidnap one Sylvanus Hafia.

The fresh charges are said to have been filed at the Lagos high court where he would be arraigned today.

Dubbed the “most notorious kidnapper” in the country, Evans was arrested on June 10 by policemen of the Lagos State command.

Since his arrest, he has reportedly confessed to kidnapping numerous persons from whom he collected as much as millions of dollars in ransom.

The police have alleged that Evans committed murder during some of the kidnap incidents but his lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, claimed his client is innocent of the crime, accusing the police of forcing him to admit guilt.


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