The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday ruled against the Nigeria Police Force in the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by one Mr. Okwuchukwu Obiechina, said to be the brother-in-law of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans.
Justice Mohammed Idris, in his judgment declared Obiechina’s arrest and detention and constitutional, holding that the remand order which the police claimed to have obtained from a magistrates’ court was invalid.
The judge ordered the police to immediately release Obiechina unconditionally or charge him to court if they have any case against him. He also awarded N2million damages in his favour.
Justice Idris ordered the police to tender a public apology to Obiechina to be published in two national dailies.