Police to Pay N2m to Evans’ Brother-In-Law for Illegal Arrest, Detention

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For arresting the brother-in-law of billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday entered judgment against the Nigeria Police Force.

In the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Mr. Okwuchukwu Obiechina, said to be Evans’ brother-in-law, Justice Mohammed Idris, yesterday, declared Obiechina’s arrest and detention unconstitutional.

Apart from ordering the police to immediately 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.

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