Meet Voice Olukoya Ogungbeje, Evans Lawyer Who Filed Suit Against IGP, Others
Voice Olukoya Ogungbeje has proved to be exceptional as he stepped out on Wednesday to defend notorious billionaire kidnapper, Evans.
According to the News Agency Of Nigeria, NAN, Ogungbeje who heads Lawflex Chambers and is the Chairman of Voice Vanguard, filed a fundamental rights suit on behalf of Evans, by dragging the Inspector General of Police, and three others before a Federal High Court in Lagos over Evans alleged illegal detention.Read the full details below:
Read the full details below:
Just when Nigerians thought no lawyer
Just when Nigerians thought no lawyer will step out to defend notorious billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme
Onwuamadike a.k.a. Evans, Voice Olukoya Ogungbeje has proven an exception.Ogungbeje who heads
Ogungbeje who heads Lawflex Chambers and is the Chairman of Voice Vanguard, stepped out Wednesday.He grabbed the headlines as he filed a fundamental rights suit on behalf of
He grabbed the headlines as he filed a fundamental rights suit on behalf of Evans, by dragging the Inspector General
of Police, and three others before a Federal High Court in Lagos over Evans alleged illegal detention. Joined as respondents are the Nigeria
Joined as respondents are the Nigeria Police Force, Commissioner of Police Lagos State, and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Lagos State Police Command.In his fundamental rights the confessed
In his fundamental rights the confessed kidnapper is seeking a court order directing the respondents to immediately charge him to court if there is any case against him.He is in the alternative, seeking an order,
He is in the alternative, seeking an order, compelling the respondents to immediately release him unconditionally in the absence of any offence warranting a charged.In the suit marked, FHC/L/CS/1012/2017,
In the suit marked, FHC/L/CS/1012/2017, Evans is contending that his continued detention by the respondents since June 10, without a charge, or release on bail is an infringement on his fundamental rights.He argued that the respondents ought
He argued that the respondents ought to have charged him to court in accordance with the provisions of Sections 35 and 36 of the Constitution.It was further argued that the alleged
It was further argued that the alleged offence committed by the applicant (Evans) are correspondingly intertwined
with the constitutional safeguards as provided under Sections 35 and 36 of the Constitution.In a 27-paragraph affidavit in support of
In a 27-paragraph affidavit in support of the motion deposed to by Evan’s father, Stephen Onwuamadike, it was averred that the applicant has been subjected to media trial without any court’s order by the respondents.Onwuamadike further averred that the
Onwuamadike further averred that the media trial and news orchestrated by the respondents have continued to
generate reactions in both print and electronic media without his son being afforded a fair hearing before a court of
The deponent also averred that since his son’s arrest, all his family members have been denied access to him while media practitioners have been granted unfettered access to him.
The new suit has not been assigned to any judge and no date has been fixed or the hearing.
Evans lawyer, who identified himself on Facebook as Voice Olukoya Ogungbeje ad been involved in controversial cases n recent times.
In April, he filed a suit asking the Federal high Court to stay proceedings on the forfeiture of $43,449,947 (about
N13billion), N23,218,000 and £27,800 (about N10.6 million) found in a flat in ikoyi, Lagos.
He also sought an order directing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to furnish the court
with a report of its preliminary or final investigation on the source of the money, its owner, and how the currencies got into the building.
Ogungbeje, in a motion on notice, asked the court not to order a permanent forfeiture of the money since there are
claims and counter claims as to its ownership by the Rivers State government and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA)and since the Federal Government had set up the osinbajo panel to find the truth about the ownership of the money.“This honorable court has the inherent
“This honorable court has the inherent jurisdiction under Section 6 (6)(b) of the Constitution to order and direct
thorough investigation on the sources of the monies, their owners, the owners of the Osborne Towers where the
monies were found and how they got into the building.The case did not get anywhere as the
The case did not get anywhere as the money was later permanently forfeited to the Federal Government.