Evans Kidnap kingpin's murder charge postponed till Nov 10

Evans is asking the court to dismiss the new charges of murder filed against him.

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Evans arrives at the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere on October 27, 2017 play

Evans arrives at the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere on October 27, 2017

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The Igbosere division of the Lagos High Court has fixed Friday, November 10, 2017, to resume the arraignment of notorious billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, on fresh charges of murder, attempted murder, kidnap and attempted kidnap.

Evans appeared in court early on Monday, October 23, alongside five other suspects to answer to charges brought against him by the Lagos State government.

The fresh charges are separate from the ones already filed against him before the Ikeja division of the court, where he pleaded 'not guilty' to two-count charges of conspiracy and kidnapping before Justice Hakeem Oshodi.

The new charges include conspiracy and the alleged kidnap and murder of Sylvanius Ahanonu Hafiia, and the conspiracy and attempted kidnap of the chairman of The Young Shall Grow Motors, Vincent Obianodo.

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo adjourned the arraignment after Evans' counsel, Olukoya Ogungbeje, filed an application asking the court dismiss the charges.

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Evans was arrested by a combined team of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Anti-Kidnap Unit of the Lagos State Police Command at one of his Magodo Phase II GRA, Lagos, home on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

His arrest was followed by revelations of how he successfully carried out kidnappings and made millions of dollars from his victims, eluding the police during his decade-long reign of terror.

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