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What's Your Opinion - Evans Sues Nigerian Police, Request Immediate Release or Prosecution

Nigeria's notorious kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly called Evans on Wednesday sued the Nigeria Police Force, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command over violation of his rights since his arrest in June 10, the Punch reports.

According to the suit filed by his lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje at the Lagos Federal High Court in Lagos, the Kidnap Kingpin is requesting his immediate release or prosecution. 

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

Ogungbeje his lawyer argued that the police ought to have charged Evans to court in accordance with the provisions of sections 35 and 36 of the Constitution.

He further argued that the alleged offence committed by Evans were correspondingly intertwined with the constitutional safeguards as provided under sections 35 and 36 of the Constitution.

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 police.

Evans’ father further averred that the media trial and news orchestrated by the police had continued to generate reactions in both print and electronic media without his son being afforded fair hearing and trial before a court of law.

The deponent also averred that since his son’s arrest, all his family members had been denied access to him while media practitioners had been granted unfettered access to him.

The case has not been assigned to any judge and no date has been fixed for the hearing, reported by THE PUNCH.

What's Your Opinion? - Evans Sues Nigerian Police, Request Immediate Release or Prosecution