The scheduled trial of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans, at an Ikeja High Court, was on Monday stalled following the absence of the judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a court official, who pleaded anonymity, Justice Taiwo was on an official assignment with Justice Opeyemi Oke, the Chief Judge of Lagos State.
The case was, however, adjourned until June 16 for a continuation of trial.
Evans is facing trial alongside Victor Aduba on a four-count bordering on kidnapping and unlawful possession of firearms.
They are accused of kidnapping Mr. Sylvanus Ahamonu, holding him hostage for at least nine weeks and collecting a ransom of 420,000 dollars from his family.