Notorious kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike,also known as Evans has won the first round of his court battle as the Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos ruled that the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by suspected kidnapper can proceed.
Justice Abdulaziz Anka of a Lagos Federal High Court on Wednesday gave the ruling while dismissing the objections of counsel to the Nigeria Police Force, Emmanuel Eze, during proceedings in Evans’ N300m suit.
The judge agreed with Counsel to Evans, Olukoya Ogungbeje that service on the first and second respondents in the case had been properly effected.
The first and second respondents in the case are the inspector general of Police and the Nigeria Police Force while other respondents are the Lagos state Police Commissioner and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
Justice Anka in his ruling said that 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.
Justice Anka also held that the 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, challenging his continued detention since June 10 without arraignment.
Evants wants the court to award him N300m as exemplary damages for his alleged illegal detention and the alleged harm caused by his media trial.
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.