Arraigned billionaire kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and kidnapping before a judge of the Ikeja High Court.
Earlier on Tuesday, a Lagos Division of the
Federal High Court adjourned till September 5 to hear arguments from
Evan’s lawyer and police lawyers on why he should not deliver
judgment on the fundamental rights application brought by Evans.
Abdulaziz Anka had initially fixed Tuesday to deliver judgment on the
suit but a lawyer to the Inspector General of Police and the Nigeria
Police Force, David Igbodo, appearing for the first time since the
hearing began, said he had filed a counter affidavit before the court.
“It will be an injustice for judgment to be delivered without hearing
our own side,” Mr. Igbodo, Commissioner of Police (Legal Section), said.
when he spoke to journalists outside the courtroom, Mr. Igbodo said
police investigation into the Evans’ case was “almost complete.” “The
case is a very controversial one, it is a sensitive case,” he said.