Court awards 2 million naira against police in Evans brother-in-law case

– The Federal High Court in Lagos on has awarded N2 million against the Nigeria police

– The charges are in relation to a case involving leged billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans

– The charges were in favour of the brother-in-law of Evans A report by The Punch indicates that a Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday, October 23, entered judgment against the Nigeria Police Force in the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by one Mr. Okwuchukwu Obiechina said to be the brother-in-law of Evans.

In a judgment read in court, Justice Mohammed Idris declared Obiechina’s arrest and detention as unconstitutional, holding that the remand order which the police claimed to have obtained from a magistrates’ court was invalid. Apart from ordering the police to immediately release Obiechina unconditionally or charge him to court if they have any case against him, the court also awarded N2million damages in his favour against the police. The judge also ordered the police to tender a public apology to Obiechina to be published in two national dailies.

 

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