Breaking: Evans sued IGP, 3 others to court over detention  


Suspected kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans, has sued the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, at the Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged violation of his fundamental rights.

He is praying the court to compel the police to charge him rather than detaining him indefinitely.

In a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed on his behalf by a Lagos-based lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, (Yes, not MIKE OZEKHOME; big relief to me!) the suspected kidnapper said his continued detention without trial was illegal.

He is praying for order directing the respondents to immediately charge him to court if there is any case against him in accordance with Sections 35 (1) (c) (3) (4) (5) (a) (b) and 36 of the 1999 Constitution.

Alternatively, Evans is seeking an order compelling the respondents to immediately release him unconditionally.