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Pa Stephen Onwuamadike, father of notorious kidnapper and armed robber detained since June 10, 2017, was audacious enough to sign a 27-paragraph affidavit affidavit the Federal High Court in Lagos demanding his son’s immediate arraignment or release.
The document signed on Wednesday, June 28, shocked many considering his earlier pleas.
Here are details contained in the affidavit:
Pa Stephen Onwuamadike, father of notorious kidnapper and armed robber detained since June 10, 2017, was audacious enough to sign a 27-paragraph affidavit affidavit the Federal High Court in Lagos demanding his son’s immediate arraignment or release.
The document signed on Wednesday, June 28, shocked many considering his earlier pleas.
Here are details contained in the affidavit:

 1. That I am deponent herein.

2. That I am the biological father of the Applicant by virtue of which I am seized with the facts of this case.

3. That the Applicant could not depose to this affidavit on account of his continued detention by the Respondent since 10th of June 2017 till date.

4. That the facts deposed to herein are facts within my personal knowledge.

5. That the 1st Respondent is the officer in charge of the Nigeria Police Force.

6. That the 2nd Respondent is a security agency created by law in Nigeria.

7. That the 3rd Respondent is the officer in charge of the Lagos State Police Command.

8. That the 4th Respondent is a unit created under the Lagos State Police Command.

9. That sometimes on the 10th of June 2017, the Applicant was arrested for alleged kidnapping by the Respondent at the Magodo Residence, Lagos State.

10. That the Applicant has since then been detained in the custody cell of the Respondents till date without any court order.

11. That the Applicant has been detained by the Respondents since 10th of June 2017 till date without any court order.

12. That on the 11th of June 2017, the Applicant was paraded in handcuff chains before Journalists and pressmen by the Respondents.

13. That the Applicant has been subjected to media trial without any court order by the Respondents.

14. That the respondents have continued to parade the Applicant before pressmen and journalists and same have been continuously published by daily newspapers and bloggers.

15. That the media trial and news orchestrated by the Respondents have continued to generate reactions in print and electronic media and dailies without the Applicant being afforded fair hearing and trial before a court of law.

16. That the respondents have refused to charge or arraign the Applicant before a court of law in accordance with the provisions of the constitution.

17.  That the Applicant has a constitutional right to be arraigned or charged before a court of competent jurisdiction for any offence or crime allegedly committed by the Applicant.

18. That I and my family members have been denied access to the Applicant still in the custody of the Respondents.

19. That my solicitor has also been denied access to the Applicant.

20. That the respondents have only continued to allow pressmen, journalists and media practitioners both print and electronic to have access to the Applicant to continue to subject him to media trial without fair hearing and fair trial before a court of competent jurisdiction.

21. That the continued detention of the Applicant by the Respondent is an infringement of the Applicant fundamental rights guaranteed under the provisions of the constitution.

22. That if the reliefs in this application is not granted, the Applicant will further continue to be detained and dehumanized without being charged to court.

23. That if this application is not heard urgently there is the likelihood that the Applicant will further continue to be detained and dehumanized without being charged to court.

24. That it is in the interest of justice that this application be heard urgently.

25. That I undertake to pay damages if this Honourable Court discovers that the application ought not be granted.

26. That it is in the interest of justice that the reliefs in this application be granted.

27. That I make to this oath in good faith

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