Billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also called Evans loses in courtroom as soon as once more.
The Court docket of Enchantment in Lagos dismissed three appeals by the suspect who was searching for to cease his trial at two excessive courts in Lagos State, Day by day Put up studies.
Evans loses in courtroom – Enchantment courtroom dismisses case
Evans had approached the appellate courtroom to problem the jurisdiction of the decrease courts within the State to proceed his trial.
Nevertheless, a three-man panel of the Court docket of Enchantment led by Justice Jummai Sankey held that Evans’ appeals in opposition to the Ikeja Excessive Court docket had been with out benefit.
Different Justices on the panel had been: Justice Philomena Ekpe and Justice Muhammed Mustapha.
Within the three appeals, the suspected kidnapper challenged the Excessive Courts’ jurisdiction and sought to strike out and quash the kidnap, tried homicide and homicide expenses filed by the federal government in opposition to him.
Within the first enchantment in opposition to the ruling of Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Excessive Court docket, the primary to fourth respondents had been: the Lagos State Authorities and Evans’ co-defendants; Joseph Emeka, Chiemeka Arinze and Udeme Upong
Justice Taiwo, on November 10, 2017, dismissed Evans’ software searching for to quash an amended seven-count cost in opposition to him, dated October 26, 2017.
The applicant additionally challenged the Ikeja Excessive Court docket’s jurisdiction within the second enchantment, the place the respondents had been the identical.
The appellate courtroom consolidated each appeals as Justice Sankey held:
“The appeals are hereby dismissed. The ruling of the decrease courtroom is affirmed. I maintain that the decrease courtroom has jurisdiction to proceed with the trial and to entertain all of the counts of the cost.”
Within the third enchantment, the primary to fifth respondents had been Lagos State and Evans’ co-defendants: Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Aduba.
Evans claimed that Justice Hakeem Oshodi erred in regulation when he held that the amended info/cost dated October 19, 2017, filed by the primary respondent, was incompetent with out an accompanying or connected proof of proof as required by regulation.
However Justice Philomena Ekpe, who learn the lead judgment, dismissed the enchantment as being unmeritorious.
Justice Ekpe held:
“Accordingly, this enchantment is adjudged unmeritorious. It fails and is subsequently dismissed in its entirety. The ruling delivered by the decrease courtroom by Justice Oshodi on November 3, 2017, in swimsuit NO ID/5970C/2017, is upheld. I make no order as to price, enchantment dismissed.”