Few days after crying for mercy by Nigerians on his notorious son, Evans' father has filed an affidavit backing his lawsuit against the police.
A few days after going on video to plead with Nigerians to forgive the many atrocities of his notorious kidnapper son, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans, his father, Stephen, has filed a 27-point affidavit in support of his son's lawsuit against the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
The notorious kingpin who was arrested on June 10, 2017, for sundry crimes including kidnapping, armed robbery, drug trafficking and murder, had filed a fundamental rights enforcement action against the IGP, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command, before a Federal High Court in Lagos State, for unlawful detention.
Evans had averred that his fundamental human rights have been infringed upon by his continuous detention without being charged to a court if the police had any case against him.
According to a report by Vanguard, Evans's father, in supporting his son's suit, also filed the 27 paragraph affidavit saying that the police had not treated his son fairly and had presented him to the whole world as a criminal.
In the affidavit, the Nnewi, Anambra State-born businessman argued that his son had been subjected to media trial instead of being tried in a competent court of jurisdiction, thereby passing him to the public as a criminal.
He stated that Evans had not been granted a fair hearing in any court and is now being judged by the reports published by the media while members of his family have been denied access to him since his arrest.
Mr. Onwuamadike, therefore, urged the police to either charge his son to a court or free him as he is innocent until proven guilty, and never to subject him to any further media trial and public ridicule.
Watch the video of Evans' father begging Nigerians to forgive his son for his crimes here.