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Okwuchukwu Obiechina Ordered Released From Police Custody

Court orders police to produce Evans’ brother-in-law


To the judiciary now, and a Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the Police to produce in court, OKWUCHUKWU OBIECHINA, the brother-in-law of alleged kidnap kingpin, CHUKWUDUMEME ONWUAMADIKE, a.k.a EVANS.

Justice MOHAMMED IDRIS, who gave the order, said Mr. OBIECHINA must be brought before him on October 12.

The order followed a suit filed by Mr. OBIECHINA, urging the court to order his release from police custody.

OBIECHINA, according to his lawyer, OLUKOYA OGUNGBEJE, has been in police detention since June 2 in connection with the criminal charge brought against EVANS.

Mr. OBIECHINA and his wife, NZUBE, who are both plaintiffs, had sued the State Commissioner of Police, the Nigeria Police, and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the state.

Yesterday,  Mr. OGUNGBEJE had appeared before Justice IDRIS with an ex parte application, urging the court to order the release of OBIECHINA.

However, the judge did not grant the application, but directed the lawyer to put the police on notice with an order that it must produce OBIECHINA before him on October 12 and also show cause why a release order should not be made.

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