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Court orders Police to pay Evans’ brother-in-law N2m, and apologize for illegal detention

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Mr. Okwuchukwu Obiechina said to be the brother-in-law of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, has been awarded the sum of N2m in damages against the police by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

The court presided over by Justice Mohammed Idris also declared Obiechina’s arrest and detention as unconstitutional, ordering the police to immediately release Obiechina unconditionally or charge him to court if they have any case against him.

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The court also held that the remand order which the police claimed to have obtained from a magistrates’ court to detain him was invalid.

Justice Idris ordered the police to tender a public apology to Obiechiana to be published in two national dailies.

 

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