Thursday, July 06, 2017

Court set to hear Evans suit against the police ...



Although he claims he did not authorize any lawyer to file a suit on his behalf, the Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed July 13 for hearing in a N300m fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, against the Inspector-General of Police.

Evans, through his lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, filed the suit last week urging the court to order the police to charge him to court or release him immediately.




He urged the court to award N300m damages against the police in his favour for his alleged unlawful detention without being charged to court.

Evans is contending that his continued detention by the respondents since June 10, 2017, without being charged to court or released on bail is an infringement on his fundamental human rights.

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