ECOWAS Court Fines Benin Republic Over Illegal Detention Of Sunday Igboho

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The Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has ruled in favour of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Igboho.

It was gathered that the court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday ordered the Government of Benin Republic to pay 20 million CFA to Igboho.

According to the court, the sum was compensation for violating Igboho’s fundamental rights and unlawful detention.

The court gave the order in a unanimous judgement delivered by Justices Gberi-Bé Ouattara, Sengu M. Koroma and Ricardo Claúdio Monteiro Goncalves, in the matter, marked: ECW/CCJ/APP/15/22, Chief Sunday Adeyemo vs. Republic of Benin.

According to the court, Benin Republic should comply with the order within three months and report back to the court with evidence of payment.

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