BREAKING: Court Declares Arrest Of Evans’ Brother-In-Law Invalid, Awards N2m Against Police

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The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday declared the arrest and detention by the police of Mr. Okwuchukwu Obiechina – said to be the brother-in-law of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans – invalid.

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Consequently, Justice Mohammed Idris, in his judgment earlier today, demanded that the Nigeria Police Force release Evans’ brother-in-law unconditionally and award him N2m damages.

The judge declared Obiechina’s arrest and detention as constitutional, holding that the remand order which the police claimed to have obtained from a magistrates’ court was invalid.

Justice Idris further directed the police to tender a public apology to Obiechina to be published in two national dailies.

The judge had fixed today to deliver judgment in a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Obiechina.


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In the suit filed on last week Tuesday, Obiechina and his wife, Nzube, had challenged their illegal detention by the police, claiming they had been in detention since June 2 owing to their relationship with Evans.

The couple had listed the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, the Nigeria Police and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) as co-respondents to the suit.

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