Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Particular Offences Court docket has expressed worries over the delay within the trial of Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly often known as Evans.
The choose grew to become frightened and expressed issues following the absence of prosecution witnesses within the two instances earlier than her courtroom.
The trial of Evans, the alleged kidnap kingpin and a dismissed soldier, Victor Aduba, was stalled on Wednesday.
Evans and Aduba are going through a four-count cost bordering kidnapping and illegal possession of firearms.
When the case resumed on Wednesday, the prosecutor Mrs O.A Bajulaiye-Bishi informed the courtroom that the prosecution was unable to serve the summons issued to the witness to testify as a result of the lead prosecutor, Mr Yusuf Sule, was unwell.
Within the second case, Evans, Joseph Emeka, Chiemeka Arinze and Udeme Upong are going through trial for tried kidnap of the Chairman of the Younger Shall Develop Motors, Chief Vincent Obianodo.
They’re going through a seven-count cost of homicide, tried homicide, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, try to kidnap and sale and switch of firearms.
Additionally the case got here up on Wednesday, Mrs Bajulaiye-Bishi, knowledgeable the courtroom that the witness Inspector Idowu Haruna, Investigating Police Officer (IPO) who was as a result of proceed his testimony within the trial-within-trial was unavailable.
The prosecutor knowledgeable the courtroom that the IPO was on an official task and that he shall be “hopefully current” on the following adjourned date.
Responding, the choose expressed unhappiness over the delay within the trial, declaring that the 2 instances had commenced since 2017.
The choose adjourned instances till April 5 for the continuation of the listening to.
Evans, often known as a billionaire kidnap kingpin, was arrested by the police in 2017 and had since made a sequence of confessions, based on the police.