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Billionaire kidnapper, Evan’s co-defendant Chiemeka Arinze, dies in custody

When fake news circulated last week that billionaire kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly called Evans has been sentenced to death by hanging, no one thought devastating news was coming in a matter of days.

Unfortunately, the news is here. Chiemeka Arinze, a co-defendant with Evans, has died in police custody.

Evans is standing trial alongside, Joseph Emeka, Chiemeka Arinze, and Udeme Upong, over the attempted kidnap of Chief Vincent Obianodo, the Chairman of the Young Shall Grow Motors, before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Special Offences Court.

They are facing a seven-count charge of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, attempt to kinda, sale, and transfer of firearms.

According to a source who pleaded anonymity, Chiemeka Arinze died on Friday, November 26, 2021. It added that the counsel to the late defendant had filed a bail application before the court last week, over the illness of the defendant.

It was gathered that Arinze, who has been sick, was rushed from the prison to a General Hospital on Friday, where he later died.

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