Suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans has pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of conspiracy and Kidnapping of one Dunu Donatus.
The offence allegedly committed in February 2017.
He had earlier pleaded guilty to the two-count charge at his arraignment on Aug 30, 2017.
The court reconvened at 11.45am and the amended charges have been read to all six defendants and they all pleaded “not guilty”.
The Prosecution has indicated their readiness to proceed with the trial.
They have three witnesses in court to testify.
Evans had on August 30, 2017, pleaded guilty to two counts bordering on kidnapping.
This follows his arraignment before Justice Hakeem Oshodi at the High Court in Lagos by the state government.
The suspect was arraigned alongside five others; Uche Amadi, Ogechi Izechuwku, Okechukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Chukwunonso.
Their arraignment at the court was witnessed by a large crowd of interested parties while there was a heavy presence of security personnel.
While Evans, Amadi and Nwachukwu pleaded guilty to both counts, Izuchukwu, Ifeanyi, and Chukwunonso pleaded not guilty.
Following the plea of all six defendants, the Attorney General of Lagos State, Adeniji Kazeem, who led the prosecution, asked for a trial date and for all defendants to be remanded in prison custody.