Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, has won his first case against the Nigeria Police Force.
Presiding Judge, Justice Anka Abdulaziz, of the Lagos Federal High Court, on Wednesday, ordered that the fundamental rights suit filed by Evans against the Nigeria Police, will go to trial.
Recall, that Evans through his Lawyer, had filed a N300 million lawsuit against the Police, as exemplary damages for his ‘illegal’ detention and harm caused by his media trial.
Anka dismissed the objections of the Counsel to the Police, Eze Emmanuel, and agreed with the Counsel to Evans, Olukoya Ogungbeje, that service on the first and second respondents have been affected.
The first and second respondents in the suit, are the Inspector General of Police, the Nigeria Police Force. The other respondents, are the Lagos State Police Commissioner, and the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS.
Justice Anka, also ruled 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.