A Lagos High Court sitting at Ikeja, Monday, confirmed that Evan’s co-defendant Chiemeka Arinze, died of advanced HIV in prison custody.
Evans is standing trial alongside, Joseph Emeka, Chiemeka Arinze and Udeme Upong, over attempted kidnap of Chief Vincent Obianodo, the Chairman of the Young Shall Grow Motors, before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Special Offences Court.
The deceased counsel Ogu Ogedi, at the resumed trial, informed the court of the demise of Arinze.
However, Ogedi formally withdrew his appearance, from the matter. Earlier a source who pleaded anonymity, told Vanguard that Chiemeka Arinze died on Friday, November 26, 2021.
It was gathered that Arinze, who has been sick, was rushed from the prison to a General Hospital on Friday, where he later died.