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Evans Notorious Kidnapper, Sues Police For Detaining Him

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The notorious kidnapper, Chukwudidumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans has sued the Nigeria Police over his continuous detention in police custody.

Evans filed a fundamental rights enforcement action before the Lagos Federal High Court in Lagos, urging the court to order the police to charge him to court or release him immediately.

Joined as respondents in the said suit marked FHC/L/CS/1012/2017 are the Nigeria Police Force, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command.

A Lagos-based lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje filed the suit on behalf of the notorious kidnapper, as he sought court order, asking the police to arraign him before court of competent jurisdiction or set him free.

Citing sections 35 (1) (c) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) and 36 of the Constitution, the suspect wants the court to direct the respondents to charge him to court if they have anything against him or release him.

Evans claimed that his arrest and detention since June 10, 2017 without trail goes against his fundamental human rights.

In a 27-paragraph affidavit in support of the motion deposed to by Evan’s father, Stephen Onwuamadike, it was averred that the applicant had been subjected to media trial without any court’s order by the respondents.

The father said that the police had subjected his son, Evans to media trial while member of the family was allowed to have access to him.

He stated that the police needed to grant his son fair hearing rather than subject him to media humiliation.

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