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Friday, July 14, 2017

Kidnapper Evans' Lawyer Slammed With Fine For Not Showing Up In Court

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans’ lawyer Olukoya Ogungbeje was yesterday slammed N20,000 “punitive cost” for professional misconduct.



Justice Abdulazeez Anka of the Federal High Court, Lagos, said the cost must be paid before July 20.

Evans’ fundamental rights case was billed to be heard by the Judge, but his lawyer wrote, claiming to be ill.

Ogungbeje apologised for his absence and asked for adjournment.

But, Mr Emmanuel Eze, who represented Lagos State Commissioner of Police, opposed Ogungbeje’s application for adjournment.

He said the applicant’s lawyer did not inform the police that he would be absent, adding that any other lawyer from Ogungbeje’s office could have come to represent Evans.

According to him, it is an “affront” to the court for Ogungbeje not to send another lawyer to stand in for him.

“In view of this, we are of the view that the applicant’s counsel is most unserious with this application. We, therefore, ask for a punitive cost of N100,000 against the applicant and his counsel,” he said.

Awarding the N20,000 cost, Justice Anka said: “Counsel wrote a letter seeking for an adjournment without copying the prosecution. This, to me, is unprofessional. The court hereby warns counsel to desist from such type of practice.”

The judge said the facts before him showed that the applicant was still in police custody.

Hearing continues on July 20.

The Nation

11 comments:

  1. I hope he is not backing out already..
    Oga adikwa kpokpooo oooo

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    1. Seeing as Evans has disappeared. Not surprising.

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  2. Evans Evans making name in this country.

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  3. Abeg make them do clear this man case make we rest , fine kor , fine ni. Person wey them go don sentence one hand , them dey there dey sell kulinkuli for hin head.

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  4. This is just the beginning, this lawyer is going to receive a lot of punishment, because of his stupidity.

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  5. He should be in jail with Evans already. He hasn't seen nothing.

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  6. Yeye de smellšŸ˜Sebi he wants to represent a criminal

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