A lawyer who's representing Evans, an alleged billionaire kidnapper who led gangs that abducted several wealthy Nigerians for years, and reportedly made a fortune from ransom payments, has withdrawn from the case.

The lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje said his decision to withdraw as counsel to Evans were “for personal reasons.”

In a statement made available to newsmen, Ogungbeje said; “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.

“I dare say we have no regrets whatsoever having conducted the criminal charges involving our client this far.”
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