Kidnap Kingpin, Evans Sues The Police And Demands N1BN Damages Over Sealed Properties
Alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans, on Tuesday filed a fresh suit at a Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking N1 billion damages against the Police over alleged unlawful sealing of his property in Lagos.
The suit, filed by his lawyer, Mr Olukoya Ogungbeje, has the Inspector General of Police, Nigeria Police, Inspector General of Police, Intelligence Response Team, (IRT) , ACP Abba Kyari and DSP Phillip Rieninwa as respondents.
The applicant is seeking a declaration that the forceful seizure, confiscation and sealing of his property by the respondents without any court order is illegal, wrongful and unconstitutional. He wants an order compelling the respondents jointly and severally to immediately and unconditionally release the properties as listed in the motion papers.
In addition, is asking the court for an order compelling the respondents to immediately and unconditionally unseal and vacate the applicants two residential houses located at highbrow area of Magodo in Lagos.
Other reliefs are an order compelling the respondents to severally and jointly tender an apology to the applicant and to pay him the sum of N1 billion being general and exemplary damages for the alleged forceful seizure and confiscation of the applicant’s property without court order.
A perpetual injunction restraining the respondents from tampering or taking any action against the applicant or any of his properties in relation to this case. Some of the properties listed in the application include N50m cash, two residential duplex, brigade wrist-watch worth $170,000, a phone worth $30,000 and five pieces of Saphono Rucci Diamond rings worth $100,000.
Others are three Italian travel bags worth $55,000, 10 Spanish shoes each worth N2.5m, 20 KVA inverter set worth N10m, two sets of dinning table worth N8m. The applicant also wants N4m as cost of action against the respondents.