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Evans’ Trial Fails To Continue In Court


Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike the suspected billionaire kidnap  popularly known as Evans has failed to continue on Friday at a Lagos High Court in the Igbosere area of Lagos.

his  defence counsel Chino Obiagwu,  sent a letter to Justice Adedayo Akintoye that he would appear before the court.

None member of Evans’ legal team, was present.

the judge adjourned till March 22 at 10am for the address by counsels for trial-within-trial.

The adjournment followed a previous one of January 31, foisted on the court by the non-appearance of another defence counsel, Emmanuel Ochai, following which the judge adjourned till March 1.

At the commencement of proceedings, the prosecution counsel, Y. G. Oshoala, drew the court’s attention to the absence of Evans’ counsel and Ochai’s January 31st absence.

“This is not the first time such is happening,” Oshoala said. “The Supreme Court stated that the court is not a slave of time that must wait for a party to come and present his case.”

He added, “We submit that the court cannot wait for them.”

The prosecution counsel also said the court’s mind to the need to do justice to all parties which included the state, defendant, and the public.

Making an order for adjournment, Justice Akintoye, however, said, “I’ve noted your observation; I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt because the defence counsel is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).”

“I assume he is not just wasting the time of the court,” the judge held.

He also made the same order in a sister case involving Evans.

Evans is facing two separate charges bordering on conspiracy to kidnap, kidnapping, and attempted murder, before Justice Akintoye.

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

The four were arraigned on June 26, 2018, following the dismissal of Evans’ objection to a five-count 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 one James Uduji, obtained a ransom of $1.2million, and shot him on the shoulder while trying to kill him.

and in  second charge, he is joined on trial with Joseph Emeka, Linus Okpara and Victor Aduba.

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Man sentenced to death for killing his friend over N20 loan

A Kano tribunal, on Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old man, Umar Yakubu, to death by hanging for stabbing his friend, Ibrahim Adamu, 22, to death throughout Associate in Nursing argument over N20 loan.

NAN reports that Yakubu, WHO lives at Sabuwar Gandu Quarters in Kano, was condemned on a one-count charge of blameworthy kill, contrary to Section 221 of the legal code Law.

Delivering judgment, Justice Dije Aboki, command that the Prosecution has well-tried its case on the far side cheap doubts.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Lamido Soron-Dinki, told the court that on Gregorian calendar month thirteen, 2018 at concerning 11 a.m in Sabiwar Gandu Quarters, Kano, the convict asked the deceased to relinquish him a loan him of N20.

Soron-Dinki same the convict injured the deceased within the chest with a scissors throughout Associate in Nursing argument over the N20 loan.

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Osama bin Laden’s son has been reportedly killed

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The us has reportedly obtained intelligence that the son and potential successor of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Hamza bin Laden, is dead.

NBC reports that officers wouldn’t give details of wherever or once Hamza bin Laden died or if the U.S. contend a job in his death.

Asked by reporters on Wednesday whether or not the U.S. had info that Hamza is dead, President Donald Trump aforementioned, “I don’t need to touch upon that.”

Hamza bin Laden’s last famed public statement was discharged by al Qaeda’s media arm in 2018. He vulnerable Asian country and known as on the folks of the Arabian Peninsula to revolt.

Hamza bin Laden is believed to possess been born around 1989 had a $1million reward for info on him.

Navy SEALS killed his father in 2011 throughout a raid on his Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound. Hamza wasn’t found at the compound.

Letters confiscate from the compound instructed the elder bin Laden needed his son to affix him in Abbottabad and was grooming him as a frontrunner.

In a Sep 2017 article, counterterror professional and former government agent Ali Soufan aforementioned, “Hamza is being ready for a leadership role within the organization his father founded” and is “likely to be perceived favourably by the strain rank-and-file.

“With the Islamic State’s ‘caliphate’ apparently on the verge of collapse, Hamza is currently the figure best placed to reunite the world strain movement.”

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