- A suspected accomplice of Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans, Emeka Arinze has asked a Federal High Court in Lagos state to order his immediate release from the police custody
- Arinze also demanded N100 million and a public apology from the police over alleged infringement on his rights
- A rights campaigner, Ogedi Ogu, claimed that the suspect has been in police custody since June 27 and denied access to his medications, family and lawyers
A suspected accomplice of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans, Emeka Arinze, on Monday, October 16, asked a Federal High Court in Lagos state to order his immediate release from the police custody.
Arinze, in his suit filed at the court’s registry through a rights campaigner, Ogedi Ogu, is claiming N100 million and a public apology from the police over alleged infringement on his rights, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Joined in the suit are the inspector general of police, state police commissioner, Lagos state police command and Inspector Christian an investigating police officer with the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Ogu is seeking a declaration that the arrest and detention of Arinze without any order validly made in accordance with the 1999 Constitution (as Amended) is unlawful and illegal.
In an affidavit sworn to by Nkem Nwaka (younger sister of the applicant), she said the applicant was arrested on June 27 at Festac Town, Lagos, by the third respondent (the police) and taken to the office of the second respondent (CP).
According to her, the suspect has been in custody since June 27 and denied access to his medications, family and lawyers.
The applicant has been in police custody for more than three months without any charge, she said, adding that his fundamental rights as guaranteed under Sections 35 (4) and 36 (4) (5) of the 1999 Constitution have been violated. No date has been fixed for hearing.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Evans raised serious allegations against police officers accusing them of stealing money from his house.
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