The N300 million fundamental rights enforcement suit, filed against the police by the suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, was on Tuesday (Today) dismissed by Justice Abdulazeez Anka of a Federal High Court sitting at Ikoyi, Lagos State, Nigeria, for lacking in merit.
In his judgment, Justice Anka declared that in the circumstances of the case, Evans could not rely on Section 35 and 36 of the Constitution.
It was the decision of the judge, that the action of the police detaining the suspected kidnap merchant from June 10 to 22 was reasonable, as it had an order to detain him for 90 days.
On the allegation of media trial, Justice Anka declared that no law stops the media from carrying out their constitutional duty.
In the words of the judge, “This case does not succeed and is accordingly dismissed.
“All parties have the right of appeal.”
It would be recalled that Evans had in June 2017 instituted the fundamental rights suit to question his detention for 11 days “without charge.”
Evans had also alleged that he was subjected to media trial during his arrest.