Olukoya Ogungbeje, lawyer representing arrested kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, has dumped his client.
Ogungbeje made this known in a statement made available to Premium Times. He said himself and his team had endured death threats and have decided to withdraw their representation of the alleged notorious kidnapper in his kidnap case.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state categorically that we have fought a good fight this far despite repeated and sustained threats to my life and my defence lawyers,” Ogungbeje wrote.
“I dare say we have no regrets whatsoever having conducted the criminal charges involving our client this far.”
Evans is a billionaire who allegedly made his money in the business of kidnapping for ransom. He was arrested in Lagos in 2017.