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Kidnap Kingpin Evans Loses Lawsuit Filed To Challenge Detention

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On Thursday, the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division dismissed a fundamental rights enforcement appeal filed by suspected billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans.

Evans, in the twilight of his arrest and detention, approached a Federal High Court in Lagos, challenging his arrest and alleged detention beyond the time allowed by law, his continued detention without trial or arraignment within the time allowed by law and his subjection to media trial by the police.

But on January 16, 2018, Justice Abdulazeez Anka held that Evans’ claims were not meritorious.

Dissatisfied, Evans, through his counsel, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, filed a notice of appeal dated January 29, 2018.

But the Police, through its counsel, Inspector Emmanuel Eze of the State Intelligence and Criminal Investigation Department (SICID), Panti, Yaba, Lagos, opposed him.

Yesterday, a three-man panel of the appellate court, in a unanimous ruling delivered by Justice A.U. Ogakwu, upheld the lower court’s decision,

“The appeal lacks merit and is hereby dismissed with no order of cost,” Justice Ogakwu held.



  1. Chioma Beauty

    December 6, 2018 at 11:20 PM

    This evan is not serious. What right do you have after you have wasted innocent lives

  2. iron bar

    December 6, 2018 at 11:22 PM

    o boy .u are unto a long thing..they will continue to milk you until u dry like bonga fish..u wouldnt even believe a prophesy five yrs ago that kirikiri will replace your palatial mansion..bad thing no good

  3. DB

    December 7, 2018 at 12:12 PM

    At least his ill gotten wealth must be wasted on something

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