Ogungbeje is famous for stepping in to defend one of the most dreadful kidnap kingpin suspects; Chukwudume Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans. The lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, was arrested on Wednesday on the premises of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos.Operatives from the State Criminal Investigation Department in Panti, Yaba arrested the lawyer as he was about to park his car on the court premises.Ogungbeje, who was billed to appear before the vacation judge Justice Muslim Hassan, was immediately whisked off by armed policemen.Ogungbeje was alleged to have dumped Evans’ case in June this year, claiming the case had exposed him to the threat.Investigations revealed that he said, “For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to state categorically that we have fought a good fight this far despite repeatedand sustained threats to my life and my defense lawyers. I dare say we have no regrets whatsoever having conducted the criminal charges involving our client so far,” the lawyer said at the time.In April he filed a suit asking the Federal High Court to proceed on the forfeiture of $43,449,947 (about N13 billion), N23,218,000 and £27,800 (about N10.6 million) found in a flat in Ikoyi, Lagos.During the hearing, the presiding judge Justice Muslim Hassan threw out Ogungbeje’s application, describing him as a meddlesome interloper and a busybody whose application was strange to law.Similarly, in 2014, Ogungbeje filed a suit in Lagos, asking for the reinstatement of Murtala Nyako as Governor of Adamawa State. This was after Nyako was impeached by the state assembly in July of the same year and the speaker of the state assembly had taken over.
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