Chiemeka Arinze, an accomplice of suspected billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike aka Evans, has died in prison custody.
Arinze is standing trial alongside Evans, Joseph Emeka, and Udeme Upong, over the attempted kidnap of the Chairman of the Young Shall Grow Motors, Chief Vincent Obianodo, before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of an Ikeja Special Offences Court.
They are facing a seven-count charge of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit kidnapping, attempt to kidnap, and sale and transfer of firearms.
The suspects were to appear before the court on Monday for the continuation of the trial.
Sources at Kirikiri Correctional Centre told The Nation that Arinze died on Friday, November 26, 2021, as a result of Cardiopulmonary arrest.
Souces said Arinze, who has been sick for some time, was rushed from the Kirikiri custodial Centre to a General Hospital on Friday where he later died.
The medical records from Ajeromi General Hospital, Ajegunle signed by Dr. Salisu B. E. indicated that the deceased,45, was suffering from complicated “Advanced HIV.”