Thursday, 29 June 2017

Evans’ Lawyer Olukoya Arrested

Evans' Lawyer Olukoya arrested
Information reaching us has it that Voice Olukoya Ogungbeje has been arrested.

Ogungbeje who heads Lawflex Chambers and is the Chairman of Voice Vanguard is the counsel to the notorious kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans.

Evans, who seeks to compel the IGP to either charge him to court or release him from custody, also joined the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP, Mr. Fatai Owoseni; the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos Command and the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, in the suit.

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In a motion ex-parte filed before the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Wednesday by his lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, Evans claimed that he has been detained by the police since June 10, 2017, and subjected to media trial and parade without any court order.

He stated that there has been grave constitutional infraction perpetrated by the respondents against him, as he ought to have been charged or arraigned before a court, in accordance with sections 35 and 36 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The suspected notorious kidnapper also posited that he has the right, under Section 46 of the 1999 Constitution, to approach the court for redress for the breach of his fundamental rights.

In the suit marked, FHC/L/CS/1012/2017, Evans is contending that his continued detention by the respondents since June 10, 2017, without being charged to court or released on bail is an infringement on his fundamental human rights.

The suspected kidnapper is seeking for a court’s order directing 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 Constitution.

Details soon.

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