Court Fixes Evans’ Suit Against Police July 13
The Federal High Court in Lagos will hear the suit of the notorious kidnapper Chukwudidumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, against the Inspector-General of Police on July 13.
Evans has sued the police for N300 million damages over his fundamental rights enforcement filed through his lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje last week.
The kidnapper had challenged the police to take him to court or release him instead of unlawfully detaining him against his human rights.
He is asking the court to award N300 million damages on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and two others.
The case, according to a reliable source at the court had been assigned to Justice Babs Kuewumi.
However, another source said that the case file had been returned to the court’s registry and that a new judge would handle it but not Kuewumi.
The source said, “The case was assigned to Justice Kuewumi. But due to its nature, the judge felt it would be better handled by a vacation judge.
So the case has been fixed to July 13 for hearing, the source said.
Evans has been kept in the police custody since June 10 and he said that the police were infringing on his fundamental human rights.