Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court, Lagos has adjourned
till September 21st, hearing in the N300 million lawsuit filed by kidnap
kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans against the
Inspector-General of Police IGP, Ibrahim Idris and three others.
Evans who was arrested on June 10th in Lagos, dragged the IG of
Police, Commissioner of Police in Lagos state and the three other
defendants before the court, challenging his continued detention without
arraignment as well as for parading him before the media and subjecting
him to media trial. He requested that the court award him N300m as
exemplary damages for his alleged illegal detention and the alleged harm
caused by his media trial.
Justice Chuka Obiozor adjourned the matter after holding that there
was no more urgency for the suit to be heard during the vacation.
Evans and five members of his kidnapping syndicate were arraigned in
court on August 30th. They are currently being remanded in prison.