The Federal High Court in Lagos has declared the arrest and detention of one Mr. Okwuchukwu Obiechina unconstitutional, holding that the remand order which the police claimed to have obtained from a magistrates’ court was invalid.

Justice Mohammed Idris, in a judgment on Monday on Monday entered judgment against the Nigeria Police Force in the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Obiechina said to be the brother-in-law of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans.

Apart from ordering the police to immediately release Obiechina unconditionally or charge him to court if they have any case against him, the court also awarded N2m damages in his favour against the police.

The judge also ordered the police to tender a public apology to Obiechina to be published in two national dailies.