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Court Adjourns Evans Suit Against IGP Till August 10

The hearing of suspected billionaire kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike aka Evans, suit against the Inspector General of Police, Evans was on Thursday adjourned till August 10, for hearing.

Evans in the suit is claiming N300m as general and exemplary damages against the police for alleged illegal detention and unconstitutional media trial.

Joined as respondents in the suit are the Nigeria Police Force, the Commissioner of Police Lagos State and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command.

He is also seeking an order directing the respondents to release him unconditionally where no charge is preferred against him.

In the suit also marked FHC/L/CS/1012/ 2017, the applicant is seeking a declaration that his continued detention since June 10 without arraignment, violates his fundamental rights as guaranteed under the 1999 Constitution.

He is also seeking a declaration that his parade on June 11 before journalists in Lagos, at the Lagos Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja, without any court order, is unconstitutional and illegal.

He is consequently, seeking an order, compelling the respondents to immediately arraign him before a law court, or release him from custody forthwith.

Evans also wants the court to issue an order  compelling the respondents to jointly and severally, pay him the sum of N300m as exemplary damages for illegal detention and alleged harm caused by the alleged media trial.

The suspect is also seeking an order of perpetual injunction, restraining the respondents from further arresting, detaining, harassing, investigating or inviting him in relation to the facts of his case.

Justice Abdulafiz Anka consequently adjourned the suit till August 10 for hearing.

The hearing of suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike aka Evans, suit against the Inspector General of Police, Evans was on Thursday adjourned till August 10, for hearing.

Evans in the suit is claiming N300m as general and exemplary damages against the police for alleged illegal detention and unconstitutional media trial.

Joined as respondents in the suit are the Nigeria Police Force, the Commissioner of Police Lagos State and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command.

He is also seeking an order directing the respondents to release him unconditionally where no charge is preferred against him.

In the suit also marked FHC/L/CS/1012/ 2017, the applicant is seeking a declaration that his continued detention since June 10 without arraignment, violates his fundamental rights as guaranteed under the 1999 Constitution.

He is also seeking a declaration that his parade on June 11 before journalists in Lagos, at the Lagos Police Command Headquarters in Ikeja, without any court order, is unconstitutional and illegal.

He is consequently, seeking an order, compelling the respondents to immediately arraign him before a law court, or release him from custody forthwith.

Evans also wants the court to issue an order  compelling the respondents to jointly and severally, pay him the sum of N300m as exemplary damages for illegal detention and alleged harm caused by the alleged media trial.

The suspect is also seeking an order of perpetual injunction, restraining the respondents from further arresting, detaining, harassing, investigating or inviting him in relation to the facts of his case.

Justice Abdulafiz Anka consequently adjourned the suit till August 10 for hearing.

Source: Ayomide Owonibi Odekanyin -Lagos
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