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Kidnap Kingpin, Evans Sues Police Over His Detention

Chukwudumeje Onwuamadike, billionaire kidnapper popularly known as Evans, has sued the police for his continued detention.

Evans, in a suit filed on Wednesday  claims that his continued detention without being charged to court is an infringement on his fundamental human rights.

He has therefore the federal high court to compel  the police to charge him to court or release him.

He accused the police of infringing on his rights by detaining him since his arrest on June 10 without any court order.

Evans said he ought to have been charged to court in accordance with sections 35 and 36 of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.

Listed as the respondents in the suit number FHC/L/CS/1012/2017  were the inspector general of police, the Nigerian police force, the Lagos state commissioner of police and the special anti-robbery squad, Lagos command.

In an accompanying affidavit, Stephen Onwuamadike, Evan’s father, claimed he and other family members have been denied access to his son since his arrest.

He claimed his solicitor had also been denied access to Evans.

Meanwhile, the police said they had obtained a three-month remand warrant from the federal high court in Abuja to further detain the suspect.



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