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Billionaire kidnapper Evans sues Inspector General of Police over failure to arraign him



Billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly knowns as Evans, has sued the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, at the Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged violation of his fundamental rights.

He is asking the court to compel the police to charge him rather than detaining him indefinitely.


In a suit filed on his behalf by his Lagos-based lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, the kidnapper who confessed to his many crimes said his continued detention without trial was illegal.

He is asking the court to for order the respondents to immediately charge him if there is any case against him in accordance with Sections 35 (1) (c) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) and 36 of the 1999 Constitution.

Alternatively, Evans is seeking an order compelling the respondents to immediately release him unconditionally.

Evans says that his continued detention since June 10 without charge amounts to an infringement on his fundamental human rights.

He argued that the respondents ought to have charged him to court in line with Sections 35 and 36 of the Constitution.

The matter is yet to be assigned to a judge and no date has been fixed for the hearing.


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