A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has fixed July 13 for hearing of a fundamental rights enforcement case against the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, by suspected kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans.
Olukoya Ogungbeje, Evans’ lawyer, filed the suit last week urging the court to order the police to charge him to court or release him.
He also charged the court to award N300m damages against the police in his favour for his alleged unlawful detention without being charged to court.
A source at the court said on Wednesday that the case was initially assigned to Justice Babs Kuewumi, but was later returned to the court’s registry to enable it to be assigned to another judge who would hear it during the court’s long vacation.
”The case was assigned to Justice Kuewumi. But due to its nature, the judge felt it would be better handled by a vacation judge.
”He felt it would not be ideal to adjourn it for hearing until after the long vacation in September.
”So, it was the judge who gave parties the July 13 date to appear before the vacation judge after studying the file,” the source said.