High Court Adjourns Hearing Evans Application

High Court Adjourns Hearing Evans Application

High Court Adjourns Hearing Evans Application

  • The hearing of a N300m suit filed by suspected kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as ‘Evans’ against the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, and three others, has been adjourned till Sept 21. High Court Adjourns Hearing Evans Application

In the suit, Evans challenged his continued detention since June 10 without arraignment. High Court Adjourns Hearing Evans Application

He claimed that his parade on June 11 before journalists at the Lagos Police Command headquarters in Ikeja, without a court order, is unconstitutional and illegal.

Consequently, he requested that the court should award him N300m as exemplary damages for his alleged illegal detention and the alleged harm caused by his media trial.

Evans also asked the court to order the police authorities to immediately arraign him before a law court, or release him from custody.

Today (Tuesday) vacation judge, Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court, Lagos adjourned the matter after holding that there was no more urgency for the suit to be heard during the vacation.

The judge also held that the arraignment of Evans before the State High Court, last week Tuesday has mitigated against any urgency in the suit.

On August 30, Evans and five others who allegedly worked with him were arraigned before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of Lagos State High Court, Ikeja , on a two count charge of conspiracy and Kidnapping of one Dunu Donatus.

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A day before the arraignment, the then vacation Justice Abdulazeez Anka had failed to deliver judgment in the N300m Fundamental Rights Enforcement Suit.

Justice Anka had to adjourn till today the 5th of September at the instance of the Commissioner of Police Legal, Mr David Igbodo who turned up in court with an application claiming that the Inspector General of Police and the Nigerian Police Force had not been party to the proceedings and the court could not go ahead with judgment without hearing from both parties.


High Court Adjourns Hearing Evans Application

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