Evans loses N200m suit against police in court

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Suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, on Thursday, lost his suit against the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, at the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal.

Onwuamadike also known as Evans, lost the N200m suit against the NPF as the Appeal Court dismissed his appeal against the judgment of Justice Hadizat Rabiu-Shagari of the Federal High Court, Lagos over his seized 25 trucks by the police.

The three Justices of the Appeal Court dismissed Evans’ appeal because it lacked merit.

Evans, in a suit by his counsel, Olukoya Ogungbeje, in a suit marked FHC/L/CS/1515/17, had accused the Inspector-General of Police and four others of illegally seizing his 25 trucks and converting them to personal use.

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The suspected kidnap kingpin had claimed that the police unlawfully seized his trucks without a court order on June 15, 2017.

He had urged the court to grant him N200 million as general and exemplary damages against the police over alleged infringement of his rights.

But the police, through its counsel, Emmanuel Eze, had prayed the court to dismiss the suit because the trucks were proceeds of crime.

In a counter-affidavit deposed to by Inspector Haruna Idowu, the police said the suspect procured 11 trucks with proceeds of crime.

He said the trucks were listed as exhibits in the criminal charges filed against Evans at the Lagos State High Court.

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