‘I didn’t ask any lawyer to sue police’ – Nigeria’s billionaire kidnapper

World News of Monday, 3 July 2017

Source: Daily Post Nigeria

2017-07-03

Nigeria KidnapperChukwudumeme Onwuamadike was shown to journalists along with his alleged accomplices

Billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeje Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, on Sunday said he did not ask any lawyer to sue the police in a bid to secure his release.

Evans made the disclosure in an interview with Channels Television.

Evans claimed that the lawsuit by a Lagos lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje against the police was an attempt by some people to put him in more trouble.

He said, “I have no hand in any case filed against the police and I did not speak with any lawyer or my father to file a case on my behalf.

“All I will say is that they should temper justice with mercy.”

The 36-year-old father of five said should the police release him, he would not leave detention because his kidnap victims would kill him.

It is recalled that Ogungbeje had on June 28, 2017 filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit at the federal high court in Lagos seeking that the court compels police to release Evans.

The BBC reported that Mr Onwuamadike is claiming $1m (£780,000) in damages.

The police spokesman, chief superintendent Jimoh Moshood said that the suit was “mischievous” and that police had sought more time from the courts because the suspect is accused of serious offences including “murders and armed robbery”, the BBC reported.

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