Evans Wins in Court


CHUKWUDUMEME Onwuamadike, an alleged kidnap kingpin also known as Evans, has won the first round of court battle at the federal high court Sitting in Lagos, as the court ruled that the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Onwuamadike could proceed.

Justice Abdulaziz Anka, presiding judge, dismissed the objections of Emmanuel Eze, the counsel for the third and fourth respondents, and agreed with Olukoya Ogungbeje, counsel to Evans, that service on the first and second respondents had been properly effected.

The first and second respondents in the suit are the inspector general of Police and the Nigeria Police Force. The other respondents are the Lagos State Police commissioner and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

In his ruling, Anka also held 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.

Aug 16, 2017 @ 16:55 GMT

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