During the trial of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike (alias Evans), before an Ikeja High Court, when the judge, Justice Hakeem Oshodi, ordered Evans’s new Counsel to write and sign an undertaking to finish the case.
Oshodi gave the order to Mr Oyekunle Falabi on Friday after dismissing a no-case submission filed by Evans’s four co-defendants.
Falabi is from the law chambers of Okpara and Co.
“There is a prima facie case as the first defendant also implicated the co-defendants in Exhibit 10.
“The court must look at the totality of the evidence so far before it. The prosecution has laid out a prima facie case.
According to the judge, the court finds and holds that no evidence has been discredited on the face of the document.
“The third, fourth, fifth and sixth defendants are now called to open their defence.”
According to the prosecution, the defendants allegedly kidnapped Dunu on Ilupeju Road in Lagos on Feb. 14, 2017, and collected 223,000 Euros (N100m) as ransom from his family.
Dunu who was allegedly held captive by the defendants because his family had not paid an additional ransom, was said to have escaped captivity and alerted the police.
Four witnesses, including Dunu, testified on behalf of the prosecution which closed its case on Jan. 10.