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Evans files fresh N1bn suit against police over seizure of Magodo houses

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SUSPECTED kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a Evans has filed a fresh suit against the police seeking N1 billion damages over the alleged unlawful sealing of two of his properties located in the Magodo area of Lagos State.

Evans in the suit, filed by his lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, claimed that the Inspector General of Police unlawfully seized his properties.

Joined as respondents in the said suit filed before a Federal High Court in Lagos are the IGP, Intelligence Response Team, (IRT), Abba Kyari, an assistant commissioner of police and Phillip Rieninwa, a deputy superintendent of police.

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.

Evans is praying the court to order the respondents jointly and severally to immediately and unconditionally release the said properties.

Other reliefs sought 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 a 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 N50 million cash, two residential duplexes, brigade wrist-watch worth 170,000 dollars, a phone worth 30,000 dollars and five pieces of Saphono Rucci Diamond rings worth 100,000 dollars.

Others are three Italian travel bags worth $55,000, 10 Spanish shoes each worth N2.5 million, 20 KVA inverter set worth N10 million, two sets of dining table worth N8 million.

The applicant also wants N4 million as the cost of action against the respondents.

Recall that Evans was arraigned by the police before a Lagos High Court in October 2017 on a 40-count charge bordering on kidnapping, robbery among other offences.

No date has been fixed for the hearing of the suit.

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