Court dismisses Evans’ suit against police
A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court has dismissed the N300 million fundamental rights suit filed by billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, otherwise known as Evans.
Evans through his lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje had claimed that his prolonged detention in police custody was a violation of his fundamental human rights.
But the police representative told the court that a court order was issued to detain the suspect for 90 days for proper investigation.
The presiding judge, Abdulaziz Anka, on Tuesday dismissed the suit saying the police’s decision to detain Evans was reasonable since the police had shown they had an order to detain him for 90 days.
“This case does not succeed and is accordingly dismissed. All parties have the right of appeal,” Mr. Anka said.