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Court dismisses move by Evans’s co-defendant to stop trial

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A no-case submission by one Victor Aduba, who’s a co-defendant in a case involving alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly often called Evans, has been dismissed by a Lagos State Particular Offences Court docket sitting within the Ikeja space.

 

Aduba, a dismissed soldier of the Nigerian Military and Evans, had been arraigned by the Lagos State Authorities on allegations of kidnapping a businessman, Sylvanus Ahamonu and amassing a $420,000 ransom from his household. They’ve each pleaded not responsible to the offence. 

 

The dismissed soldier who requested for the case to be dismissed in his no-case submission, maintained the prosecution failed to determine a prima facie case towards him. 

 

The prosecutor, Yusuf Sule, on his half requested the courtroom to find out whether or not the proof adduced by him had sufficiently linked the defendant to the alleged offences.

 

Ruling on the case on Friday Could 6, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo held that the state authorities had established a prima facie case linking the defendant to the crime, which makes it vital for him to open his protection.

 

Taiwo stated; 

 

“I’ve rigorously thought-about the submissions of the prosecution and the defence.

“The courtroom, at this stage, is to not overview proof of the prosecution however to see whether or not the prosecution has sufficient proof earlier than the courtroom to warrant the defendant to defend himself.

“Proof of the prosecution reveals that it has sufficiently confirmed a prima facie case towards the defendant and the defendant has a case to reply.

“I hereby dismiss the appliance of the defence, and order that the defendant ought to open his defence.” 

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