- The lawyer representing Evans, the notorious billionaire kidnapper, has lost a case in the court
- In addition to the defeat, the court fined him the sum of N500,000 for lack of evidence
The lawyer representing Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike who is popularly known as Evans has lost a court case and has been fined N500,000 for lack of evidence.
The attorney, Olukoya Ogungbeje, lost a case on Friday, June 30 when the two fundamental rights applications he filed got dismissed by Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court.
Ogungbeje was representing his clients Messrs Chief Kenneth Chukwuemeka Ajoku and Chidinma Ozorumba against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commisson (EFCC). The case was dismissed by the presiding judge for being frivolous and insubstantial.
The petitioners had implored the court to declare the arrest and detention by the operatives of EFCC as illegal, unlawful and wrong.
Ogunbeje was pushing for his clients as they had seen the act as being unconstitutional and a huge violation of the applicant’s fundamental rights quoting sections 33, 34, 35 and 36 of the 1999 constitution.
The judge also fined the petitioners the sum of N500,000. The case ended up in the favour of EFCC and the other respondents there.
It should be recalled that NAIJ.com reported some weeks ago that Ogunbeje filed a similar fundamental rights suit against the IGP and three others claiming he was being detained unlawfully.
However, his search for freedom hit the rock bottom as the Nigerian police claimed they have court authorization to hold him for three months.
In addition to this, there are speculations about the kidnap kingpin facing a long time in jail. Security operatives expressed their concerns about him using his high profile network to obtain some respite in prison and break free.
Watch the NAIJ.com TV video below to see what some Nigerians had to say about Evans being released or being left to rot in jail: