"Charge me to court or release me" - Billionaire kidnapper Evans sues police
Suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeje George Onwuamadike, aka Evans, has filed a suit at a Federal High Court in Lagos to compel the Nigerian Police to either charge him to court or release him from custody.
Evans dragged the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and three others before the court over alleged illegal detention.
Joined as respondents in the motion he filed by his lawyers are the Nigeria Police Force, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command.
In a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed on his behalf by a Lagos-based lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, the suspected kidnapper is praying for the order of court to direct 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 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
In the alternative, he prayed the court for an order compelling the respondents to immediately release him unconditionally in the absence of any offence that will warrant his being charged to court.