The lawyer representing alleged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, has petitioned the Chief Judge of Lagos State seeking the transfer of his case to a different judge.
The lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje accused the judge, Oluwatoyin Taiwo, handling the trial of Mr Onwuamadike, aka Evans, and his co-accused, of bias against his client.
Mr. Ogungbeje said in the petition dated April 18 and made available Premium Times,“We do not in any way doubt the judicial capacity and ability of Hon Justice O.A Taiwo as one of the finest judges of our time,”.
“His lordship remains our ‘Mother in Law.’ However, from the facts and circumstances of the case, we doubt the ability of his Lordship to dispense justice without fear or favour.”
Evans and Victor Aduba are facing a four-count charge of kidnapping and unlawful possession of firearms before Mrs Taiwo of the Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court.