Evans Loses N200m Suit Against Police In Appeal Court
The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by accused kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, challenging the seizure of his 25 trucks by Nigerian police.
When the case was heard on Thursday, August 12, three judges of the court denied Evans’ appeal for lack of merit.
The search warrant granted and executed in accordance with Section 144 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act of Nigeria, 2015 enabled the police to retrieve the trucks, according to Justice Joseph Ikyegh, who read the lead judgment.
The judge also ruled that Section 153 of Nigeria’s Administration of Criminal Justice Act of 2015 allows police to keep proceeds of crime until the case is resolved.
Because the trial was still ongoing, Justice Ikyegh ruled that Evans’ counsel’s use of the phrase “confiscate” was inappropriate in this case.
As a result, he supported the ruling of Federal High Court Justice Hadiza Rabiu-Shagari and dismissed Evans’ appeal for lack of substance.