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Evans: Court orders police to produce his brother-in-law in Court



A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the Police to bring before the court of law Okwuchukwu Obiechina, the brother-in-law of the alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans on October 12.

Naija News gathered that the order given by Justice Mohammed Idris on Tuesday followed a suit filed by Obiechina, urging the court to order his release from police custody.

Mr Olukoya Ogungbeje, his lwayer, said Obiechina had been remanded in police custody since June 2 in connection with the charge levelled against Evans.

It was gathered that Obiechina and his wife, Nzube, had sued the State Commissioner of Police, the Nigeria Police, and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the state.

Ogungbeje, with an an ex parte application had appeared before Justice Idris, urging the court to order the release of Obiechina.

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The affidavit in support of the ex parte application says  Obiechina was arrested by a team of policemen,and that Obiechina’s arrest was due to his relationship with Evans.

It also claimed that the accused has not committed any offence to warrant their being arrested and detained.

Justice Idris however, did not grant the application.

He therefore, directed the lawyer to notify the police with an order that it must produce Obiechina before him on Oct. 12 and state why a release order should be granted.


Source: Naija News