In support of his son, Evans’ father files petition against police IG and others + IGP responds


Yesterday, Evans filed a fundamental human rights lawsuit against the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and three others, over his continued detention by security operatives since his arrest.

More details have now unravelled that his father, Mr. Stephen Onwuamadike also filed a 27 paragraph affidavit in support of the suit.

In the affidavit, Evans’ father argued that his son had been subjected to media trial instead of being tried in a competent court of jurisdiction. He argued that his son had not been granted fair hearing in any court and is now being judged by the reports published by the media.

Evans’s father added that since his son’s arrest, all his family members have been denied access to him while media practitioners have been granted unhindered access to him.

The court is yet to assign a judge to the case and also fix a date for hearing.

Meanwhile, in a response to father and son’s argument, the Inspector General of police said they have a warrant from the Federal High Court, Abuja to hold Evans for at least 3 months.



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