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Evans: Lagos A-G asks court to admit defendants’ statements in evidence 


By Oluwatope Lawanson

The new Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), on Friday led the prosecuting team against alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (a.k.a Evans).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Onigbanjo urged the court presided over by Justice Hakeem Oshodi to admit in evidence statements of Onwuamadike and his co-defendants before the police.

He reacted to  submissions of counsel to the  fourth and sixth defendants that their statements were obtained in an extra-judicial manner.

Onwuamadike,  Uche Amadi, Okechukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi, Victor Chukwunonso Aduba and a woman, Ogechi Uchechukwu, are  standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and kidnapping.

“The fourth defendant admitted that part of the statement was written by him and that the other part not written by him; such statement cannot be separated,” he said.

The attorney-general informed the  judge that the prosecution filed a written address  dated  Aug, 26.

The judge adjourned the case until  Oct. 18.

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