Evans wins first case against Nigerian police in Court
Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike has won his first case against the Nigerian police force. Presiding Judge, Justice Anka Abdulaziz of the Lagos federal high court on Wednesday ordered the fundamental rights suit filed by Evans against the Nigerian Police will go to trial.
Anka dismissed the objections of the counsel to the police, Eze Emmanuel and agreed with the counsel to Evans, Olukoya Ogungbeje, that service on the first and second respondents have been effected.
The first and second respondents in the suit are the Inspector General of Police, the Nigeria Police Force. The other respondents are the Lagos State Police Commissioner and the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS.
Justice Anka also ruled that leave was not required for the matter to be heard during vacation as Order 4 Rule 5 of the Fundamental Rights Enforcement Procedure Rules of 2009, enjoins the court to pursue speed and justice on issues of fundamental human rights.
Evans, through his lawyer, had filed a N300m lawsuit against the police as exemplary damages for his ‘illegal’ detention and harm caused by his media trial.