One co-defendants standing trial alongside alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, change plea.
Written by News Room on March 12, 2022
Udeme Upong, one of the co-defendants standing trial alongside alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans, has changed his plea of not guilty to guilty.
Udeme Upong, Evans, Joseph Ikenna Emeka, and Chiemeka Arinze, are charged before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, of an Ikeja Special Offences Court on a seven-count charge of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to kidnap and selling of firearms.
They were alleged to have attempted the kidnapping of Vincent Obianodo, chairman of the Young Shall Grow Motors.
At the last adjourned date, it was reported that one of the defendants, Chiemeka Arinze, passed away on November 26 as a result of cardiopulmonary arrest caused by AIDS.
When the matter came up on Friday, Upong, through his counsel, Mr. A. B. Josiah, informed the court of his intention to change his plea.