Breaking: Billionaire Kidnapper Arraigned on Fresh Charges, Court Awards N2m Against Police

Alleged kidnap kingpin billionaire, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike also known as Evans, ‎ was Monday arraigned before the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere, on fresh charges.
He was arraigned before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo on charges bordering on kidnapping, murder and illegal possession of firearms.
The fresh charges were separate from the ones pressed against him before the Ikeja Division of the court, where he was last week re-arraigned before Justice Hakeem Oshodi.
Evans was brought to court by heavily armed security operatives, some of whom manned the door to the courtroom, screening persons entering the courtroom.
Meanwhile, a Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday entered judgment against the Nigeria Police Force in the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by one Okwuchukwu Obiechina said to be the brother-in-law of the alleged kidnap kingpin.
Justice Mohammed Idris, in a judgment on Monday, declared Obiechina’s arrest and detention and constitutional, holding that the remand order which the police claimed to have obtained from a magistrates’ court was invalid.
Apart from ordering the police to immediately release Obiechina unconditionally or charge him to court if they have any case against him, the court also awarded N2m damages in his favour against the police.
Justice Idris ordered the police to tender a public apology to Obiechina to be published in two national dailies.

Author: News Editor

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