Counsel Updates Ikeja High Court on Evans’ Plea Bargain Application

Yusuf Sule, the lead state counsel in the trial of the notorious kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, informed the Ikeja High Court during a re-arraignment session that the defendants had submitted a plea bargain application.

Evans, who stands accused of murder and attempted kidnapping, along with his co-defendant Joseph Emeka, was scheduled for re-arraignment before Justice Adenike Coker by the Lagos State government.

Sule assured the court that the defense counsel were aware of the re-arraignment, noting the presence of Mr. Nelson Onyejaka, the second defense counsel, in court.

He also mentioned having communicated with Evans’ lawyer residing in Abuja regarding the case, although he was unaware of the lawyer’s absence from court.

“Although I am aware that the defendants have applied for a plea bargain, it is being considered by the Attorney-General.

“We have an amended charge, my lord, because the fourth defendant has been convicted while the third defendant died in prison.

“We shall be asking for another date for the re-arraignment of the two defendants,’’ Sule added.

Mr. Nelson Onyejaka entered the courtroom shortly after the case was called and declared his representation for the second defendant, Emeka.

After the state prosecutor’s presentation, Justice Coker adjourned the case for re-arraignment to June 13th.

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