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ECOWAS Court fine Benin govt 20m CFA over unlawful confinement of Sunday Igboho

by Akeem Adeyemi
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ECOWAS Court fine Benin govt 20m CFA over unlawful confinement of Sunday Igboho

The Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Tuesday ordered the Republic of Benin to compensate Yoruba nation activist Chief Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a Sunday Igboho, with 20 million CFA for his unlawful detention and infringement of his fundamental human rights.

The court’s unanimous judgment also mandates Benin to fulfill the payment within three months and provide evidence of compliance.

The judgement was delivered on Tuesday by Justices Gberi-Bé Ouattara, Sengu M. Koroma and Ricardo Claúdio
Monteiro GONÇALVES, in the matter, marked: ECW/CCJ/APP/15/22 In Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho) vs. Republic of Benin.

Counsel for the applicant (Adeyemo) includes Tosing Ojaomo, Aderemilekun Omojola Esq., Dr Janet Fashakin Esq., and the Republic of Benin was represented by Irene Aclombessi.

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