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Notorious Kidnapper Evans Drags Police to Court over Human Rights Infringement

Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike aka Evans | Photo Credit: NAN Photo

Chukwudi Dumeme Onwuamadike aka Evans, who police has described as Nigeria’s most notorious kidnapper has filed a fundamental human rights suit at the Federal High Court, Lagos on Wednesday.

Evans is seeking an order that will compel the police to charge him to court or release him unconditionally from its custody.

Channels TV reports that Evans, in a motion ex parte said he has been detained by the police since June 10, and subjected to media trial and parade without any court order.

The respondents in the suit include the Inspector General of Police, the Nigerian Police Force, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos Command as the respondents in the suit.

An affidavit by Evans’ father Stephen Onwuamadike said that the suspect has not been granted access to him, other family members, as well as his (Evans) solicitors.

Evans said the police breached Sections 35 and 36 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for failing to release him or charge him to court.

The police has however said that it obtained a 3-month remand warrant from the Federal High Court, Abuja on June 22, on the detention of the suspect.

The warrant, it said, allows for investigation in Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa

30 Comments

  1. Stephen Ron Wells

    June 28, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Free Evans Now

    • Diamond

      June 28, 2017 at 10:50 pm

      It is you he will kidnap and use for fortification rituals. That is all you can be useful to him for, because you can’t pay his ransom. Ewu!

    • Random

      June 28, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      Yes free Evans so he can come after you and your family.

    • Jane

      June 29, 2017 at 11:48 am

      I knew this was a wicked family when they started asking for mercy. Even though his father sounded like a disciplinarian, When you detained and kidnapped other people, didn’t you over infringe upon their human rights. You cannot go through everything you made them pass through yourself. This billionaire name is confusing you. You forced other people to give you their own money and called yourself a billionaire. Your wife is there asking for mercy. What about the blood of the people on your head. Who do you think you are. I argued with an old woman that no lawyer would want to represent you. You better respect yourself.

  2. kevin

    June 28, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Is clear under the fundamentals human right, that the police can not detain an accuse person for more than 24hrs without charging him to court or you release him….
    But i know police will always come out to say that there are still carryout investigation on the matter….

  3. Molly

    June 28, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Oro radarada

  4. Comment

    June 28, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    This man is a joker. They better counter sue him at a double cost for all the people he kidnapped and placed in chains …. he even kidnapped a child……how dare he complain of human rights infringement? So it’s ok for others but now he can’t tolerate being treated like the criminal that he is…smh

    • Sul

      June 29, 2017 at 12:07 am

      As innnn! God bless u jare.

    • Mama

      June 29, 2017 at 7:57 am

      I’m very certain it is one lawyer that is behind all this, deceiving the chap. Abi what does Evans know about section so and so of human rights?
      Anyway, who would blame him, Nigerian police is a mess. They can’t just do a professional job like their counterparts in other places. If they mistakenly release this guy, they should be ready for the wrath of Nigerians!

  5. Jane(the real Jane)

    June 28, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Evans I nor wan take mouth curse you… But your suffering has just begun…any plans to escape will fail in Jesus Name. Amen

  6. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN

    June 28, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    This guy knows and understand his right under the Nigeria Constitution to some extent. The media trial the Nigeria Police has adopted has demonstrated the ignorance and the stupidity on the part of the entire Nigeria Police force. “Ignorance of the law is no excuse”. I believe this man was not read his rights when he was arrested ( Meranderised ) . Secondly, allowing members of the media to interview him before his case is even brought to trial is another reason why I believe the Nigeria Police force don’t know a darn thing about the law. All the statements mr. Chukwudi dumeme Onwuamadike has so far given to the Nigeria Police and the members of the press can not be used against him in any Court in Nigeria. As it is now, this case has been tainted because of the way and manner majority of the evidence was collected. The Nigeria Police has overplayed their hand. Hnce may loose this case in Court if Mr. Chukwudi dumeme Onwuamadike can afford a very good lawyer to defend him A word is enough for the wise. I’ m just saying.

    • CovertNigerian

      June 29, 2017 at 3:37 am

      FYI…it’s mirandize not …

      As to your other points, I’m not a lawyer but I have to wonder whether Nigerian law has the seemingly evidentiary standards you’ve written about. Much of your comment seems like it was gleaned from some US legal shows. If you have first hand knowledge of Nigerian laws in this area please correct me.

      More specifically, where in the world is the police, in the absence of extenuating factors, able to prevent a suspect from communicating with the media? Whether it’s directly or indirectly through a lawyer, on what basis would the police deprive him of what seems like his right to free speech? And why would any statements made freely by an individual to the media be tainted in court? How is it different from a ‘genius’ that boasts about a crime on their facebook wall?

  7. Udegbunam Chukwudi

    June 29, 2017 at 1:24 am

    ???? Like play like play this nigga will walk or get a slap on the wrist! SMH. Some people need to be fired.

  8. Melly

    June 29, 2017 at 4:26 am

    Oro runrun

  9. stone

    June 29, 2017 at 5:04 am

    Ogunshakin obviously knows what he is talking about. I am not a lawyer, but it was quite obvious to any learned mind that creating a media circus around Evans was damn wrong. His case has definitely been compromised. Having the media interrogate him indiscriminately is a major faux pas. Nigerian Judicial system and laws are fashioned after the British legal system. Most of the cases being prosecuted in our courts will not see the light of day in civilised society due to the shoddyness of our police. They are completely hopeless when it comes to prosecuting crime. That is the reason why known criminals and corrupt goverment officials get off willy nilly, especially if they can afford a good lawyer. Yes corrupt Judges can throw cases, but the police make it damn easy for them to do so with their sloppy evidence gathering and lousy prosecution. Evans matter is a case in point.

    • CovertNigerian

      June 29, 2017 at 5:56 am

      I’m not entirely pleased with the media coverage, and like you think it could have been better handled. However, neither of you have pointed out how anything that has happened specifically breaches the evidentiary standards of the Nigerian justice system. I’m not even aware that we have clearly defined standards. I’m happy to be corrected by a lawyer.

      It’s not enough to say that our laws are fashioned after the British system. Unless they specifically address these factors, you might find that many of the standards (in Britain and the US for instance) have been set over time by how the underlying laws have been interpreted by judges and what legal precedents have been set. So even if we have the same regulations word for word, unless they explicitly address a particular issue, the system is bound to a large extent by legal precedent set in our system and not the British one. Nothing that either you nor Ogunshakin have said lead me to believe that we either have specific rules or legal precedent in Nigeria that make any of his confessions to the media inadmissible.

      Now, denying him access to a lawyer and his family is almost certainly explicitly against Nigerian law, and on that Mr Evans may have a point in his favour.

      Please understand that I agree with your yearnings for a better run justice system in Nigeria. I just don’t see any evidence that our incompetent police have coloured outside the lines, as our rules currently define them, in the ways you’ve described. It is challenges like Evans’ that can help redefine those lines.

  10. CovertNigerian

    June 29, 2017 at 5:36 am

    A system that does not properly mete out justice to criminals can also victimize innocent suspects. I think people are rightfully disgusted by Evans but we shouldn’t lose sight of the big picture. By all means let him sue and try do something positive for a change by helping to set a legal precedent that could in some small way contribute to a better justice system.
    It might not be his intent, but there could be an unforeseen silver lining.

    • Lliki

      June 29, 2017 at 9:04 am

      Shame on you for this rubbish you wrote up there! I pray you or any of your loved ones never falls victim to kidnapping, because, if you have ever been captured, tortured with a demand of huge sum, you will not here writing incorrect grammar.

    • CovertNigerian

      June 29, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      @Lliki – are you suggesting that it is somehow wrong for us to have a system that allows suspects access to lawyers and members of their family? Your phony prayer for me and my family is not welcome. Take the time to reread my comments to see if you’re capable of understanding that I haven’t excused Evans. If you don’t understand that a justice system that can deprive a criminal of due process can also do the same to a wrongfully accused innocent person, then you need to pick up a few books and enlighten yourself. Granting criminals due process doesn’t mean ignoring their crimes.

      To borrow from your style, maybe you should pray that neither you nor a family member or friend is ever wrongly accused of a crime and then denied access to a lawyer or your day in court. Perhaps then you’ll understand the importance of every proper legal challenge to shaping a better justice system.

  11. Hawt Talk With Tosan

    June 29, 2017 at 5:41 am

    Buhahahahaha where does this effer think he is????

  12. Diamond

    June 29, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Nigerian police was busy dancing kukuere on this guy instead of getting on their joy. Now like play.. like play, this guy will walk free

    • Diamond

      June 29, 2017 at 8:45 am

      Job*

    • Gentle

      June 29, 2017 at 12:06 pm

      There is nothing wrong with the Nigerian police. They have suffered enough too. They are trying their best admist little training and lack of sophisticated weapons. FREE the police from evil men and women who are intimidating them. Wad Evans not caught in 2008. Leave police alone I beg. For the first time in many years, they achieved something. May all who want to spoil their work not prosper. I no hear grammar. Let the Nigerian police be. Don’t intimidate them.

    • Gentle

      June 29, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      I meant was Evans not caught in 2008.

  13. Lliki

    June 29, 2017 at 9:01 am

    I bet he didn’t know the people he kidnapped and tortured also have human rights! This man should be given a thorough beating and all his body parts cut into piece while he’s sitting with his two legs put inside a large bowl filled with boiling water.

    Stupid life and destiny destroyer.
    He should be counter sue immediately.

  14. Moniker

    June 29, 2017 at 10:54 am

    He has big men behind him. That’s why he’s still breathing. Let them free him and then lose what they never had.
    Only in Nigeria will you steal to eat and be killed. But steal huge and be begged for arresting you.
    Let them free him to the street of Nnewi.

  15. Knowledge

    June 29, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    I no hear Inglis like Jennifer. Evans is a bad egg to society. He cannot be freed and we don’t need His help. Other people can learn without his help. When the mean rich man asked Father Abraham that he wanted him to send Lazarus,Abraham said no, so we don’t need Evans to help stop kidnapping. In fact, he will instead recruit more. If kidnapping is in the blood, total surrender to Jesus is the key and the word total is being used on purpose here.

  16. Mummybobo

    June 29, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Nigerian police like to make noise. Silently interrogate Evans, get all his members and then jejely charge him to court, hang him to death and move on to other works….simple, make person rest for the evansgate matter jor

  17. Ann1

    June 29, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    He’s right though! This guy has been in police custody for more than a month and they have not yet pressed a SINGLE charge. Our police are useless, our country is useless. Just done.

  18. Kkay

    June 30, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Evans can file a zillion law suits. That’s just the flailing of a dying man. He is tightening the noose around his neck.
    All his victims should counter-sue him. His accounts must be frozen because it’s his victims’ money so that his corrupt greedy lawyers would be forced to work pro bono.

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