Evans To Face Judgment In September 21- Federal High Court


Stephen Adeniran



The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has fixed September 21 for judgment in the N300m suit filed by suspected kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as ‘Evans’, against the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, and three others.

In the suit, Evans challenged his continued detention since June 10 without arraignment.

He claimed that his parade on June 11 before journalists at the Lagos Police Command headquarters in Ikeja, without a court order, was unconstitutional and illegal.

Consequently, he requested that the court should award him N300m as exemplary damages for his alleged illegal detention and the alleged harm caused by his media trial.

Evans also asked the court to order the police authorities to immediately arraign him before a law court, or release him from custody.

Justice Chuka Obiozor, however, adjourned the case to Tuesday.

The judge also held that the arraignment of Evans before the State High Court on Tuesday last week had mitigated against any urgency in the suit.

On August 30, Evans and five others who allegedly worked with him were arraigned before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of Lagos State High Court, Ikeja on two counts of conspiracy and kidnapping of one Dunu Donatus.


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