Jailed kidnap kingpin Evans re-arranged, opts for plea bargain

Convicted millionaire kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, and his co-defendant Joseph Emeka, who were accused with murder and attempted kidnapping, have agreed to a plea bargain.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the state’s lead lawyer, Mr Yusuf Sule, told the court of the plea bargain option on Thursday, when the matter was re-arraigned.

The case was called for re-arraignment before Justice Adenike Cokers of an Ikeja High Court.

NAN reports that Evans and his co-defendant were to be re-arraigned on an amended five-count charge bordering on murder, attempt to murder, conspiracy to commit felony, wit: kidnapping and attempt to murder.

Sule informed the court that the case was for re-arraignment but he was aware the defendants have applied for plea.

The prosecutor, however, said the plea bargain terms were being considered by the Attorney-General of Lagos State, Mr Lawal Pedro (SAN).

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