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Kidnapper Evans and Co-defendant Seek Plea Bargain in Murder Case

Kidnapper Evans and Co-defendant Seek Plea Bargain in Murder Case

Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, who was convicted for kidnapping, along with his co-defendant Joseph Emeka, facing murder charges, have opted for a plea bargain.

The lead prosecuting counsel, Yusuf Sule, disclosed this today, May 16, during a session at the Lagos High Court in Ikeja presided over by Justice Adenike Cokers. The defendants were scheduled for re-arraignment on an amended five-count charge involving murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit felony (specifically kidnapping), and attempted murder.

However, Sule informed the court that the defendants had applied for a plea bargain.

But he added that the plea bargain terms were being considered by the Attorney-General of Lagos State, Mr Lawal Pedro (SAN).

Evans is currently serving life imprisonment for a case of kidnapping for which he was convicted in 2022. In February 2022, Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Federal High Court in Lagos state sentenced Evans and two others, Uchenna Amadi and Okuchuwkwu Nwachukwu, to life imprisonment for kidnapping a businessman Slyvanus Ahamonu, and collecting $420,000 as ransom from his family.

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