NLNG Corporate Caring banner FirstGem 3rd anniversay lecture Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

'He shot me, pretended to be a doctor’― Witness recounts encounter with Evans

By News Express on 15/09/2018

Gmail icon

Views: 782

•Kidnap Kingpin Evans
•Kidnap Kingpin Evans

A prosecution witness, Chief James Uduji, on Friday told a Lagos High Court in Igbosere that suspected ‘billionaire’ kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans, shot him during his kidnap and afterwards pretended to be a doctor.

Uduji told Justice Adedayo Akintoye that Evans was the driver of the Lexus 470 SUV which he and three other members of his gang used during the operation.

The witness testified at the commencement of the prosecution’s case against Evans and his co-defendants; Joseph Emeka, Linus Okpara and Victor Aduba.

The four were arraigned on June 26 following the dismissal of Evans’ objection to a five-count charge of conspiracy, kidnapping and attempted murder, preferred against them by the Lagos State Government.

The defendants and others at large allegedly committed the offences on September 7, 2015, at Seventh Avenue, Festac Town, Lagos.

The allegedly conspired and kidnapped Uduji, obtained a ransom of $1.2 million dollars and shot him on the shoulder while trying to kill him.

They pleaded not guilty.

Evans is also facing another charge of conspiracy to kidnap, kidnapping and attempted murder, before the same judge.

In this charge, he is standing trial alongside Joseph Emeka, Ugochukwu Nwachukwu and Victor Aduba.

Led in Examination-in-Chief by prosecution counsel Adebayo Haroun, Uduji narrated yesterday how he was kidnapped on September 7, 2015, by four armed men on his way home from his factory at Agbara in Ogun State.

He said the incident took place very close to his house at 7th Avenue area of Festac Town, Lagos.
Uduji said the alleged kidnappers drove a Lexus 470 SUV and fired several gunshots during the kidnap operation.

The witness said he was surprised to see the men shooting towards his vehicle, adding that he thought they were the police.

Uduji said: “I was inside my Hilux van with my two drivers when the men came and pulled me out of my vehicle and dragged me into their own vehicle.

“I was not blindfolded at this point, so I saw the men clearly and the man at the steering wheel with a gun was Evans; he is the only one I can recognise among the four,” Uduji said.

The witness testified that it was when he was dragged out of his vehicle, that he noticed that he was stained with blood.

Uduji said the kidnappers called a doctor on phone who treated his bullet wound at their destination.

The witness said he was given two tetanus injections for seven days, adding that Evans was the so-called doctor who treated him.

He said that he stayed for 45 days in captivity and a ransom of 1.2 million dollars was paid before he was released by the alleged kidnappers.

Uduji told the court that the ransom was paid in three instalments by his brothers, adding that he was released eight days after the ransom was paid.

The witness was cross-examined by all the defendants’ counsel, Mr Olarewaju Ajanaku who represented Evans, Mr Ogedi Ogu who represented the second defendant and Mr Emmanuel Ochai for the fourth defendant.

The offences, according to the prosecution, contravened Sections 230 (a) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Justice Akintoye adjourned further proceedings till September 17.

Excerpted from The Nation report

Source News Express

Posted 15/09/2018 05:09:02 AM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
12 killed in road crash along Sagamu-Abeokuta road...

Traders lament refuse heaps, bad road at Mushin...

Rep seeks legislation for e-government platforms

Synergising Freedom, Prosperity, Big Government (2)

2019: 37 consensus candidates emerge in Ogun

Russian police arrest 25 gay rights activists

Fuel Scarcity: N145/litre no more feasible, say oil...

Kidnappers kill 18 informants

BREAKING: Police hands over recovered mace to National...

NACCIMA President calls for sustenance of indigenous technology...

Herbalist to die by hanging for murder

UK Audit Mission in Abuja to assess Nigeria’s...

 

Latest News Buhari breaks silence on alleged third term agenda Pastor slumps, dies after defecting to APC Ekiti: Police arrest two bank officials over robbery Appeal court upholds election of Ganduje, Tambuwal Journalist found dead in police officer’s house Anti, pro-Oshiomhole protesters in free-for-all at party secretariat Inspector killed in Cross River, Akwa Ibom communal clash Dozens blinded by police shots during protests Eight South African police officers on trial over killing of Nigerian Gunmen kill 10-year-old girl, police officer in Ekiti South East: No PDP gov 'll decamp to APC - Umahi Youth group berates NASS for dubbing Singapore’s #socialmediabill

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (564,654 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (453,202 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (402,537 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (337,084 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (304,525 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (283,377 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (259,473 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (257,716 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (239,224 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (225,678 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (201,973 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (198,651 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (110) Business & Economy (4,582) Business Verdict (87) Columnists (1,147) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (219) Entertainment (708) Features (845) Global Business Monitor (493) ICT Monitor (68) International (4,232) Interview (212) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (176) Maggie's Blog (494) News (54,281) Opinion (1,424) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,790) Religion (1,122) Sports (2,230) Stock Watch (40) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera