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ECOWAS Court Gives Nigerian Government 30 Days To File Defence In $1billion Case Involving Death Of 14-Year-Old Trader

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The ECOWAS Neighborhood Courtroom of Justice sitting in Abuja has given the Nigerian authorities thirty (30) days to reply to the go well with filed by One Love Basis by a human rights lawyer, Samuel Ihensekhien, searching for reparation for the household of Miss Jumoke, who was killed lately. 

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Jumoke, a feminine dealer, was killed on July 3, 2021 by the police throughout Yoruba Nation rally in Lagos.



Jumoke, who was 14 years previous,  was allegedly killed by stray bullets reportedly fired by one of many cops led by the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, whereas the police had been dispersing the agitators at Ojota.

The muse had in a go well with No. ECW/CCJ/APP/38/21 sought an order of courtroom directing Nigerian authorities, who’s the defendant within the case, to offer efficient treatments and reparation of $1 billion to the mother and father of the deceased.

In a “Discover of Registration” dated nineteenth July 2021 sighted by SaharaReporters, the courtroom requested Nigerian authorities to file a defence inside thirty (30) days after service of the applying.

The discover learn, “Discover is hereby on condition that an software between Patrick Eholor and the Federal Republic of Nigeria was lodged by the applicant and registered by the courtroom on the nineteenth July, 2021.










“You might be required to lodge a defence inside thirty (30) days after service of this software on you and take be aware that in default of your so doing, the applicant could proceed herein and judgement could also be given in your absence.”

The go well with can be difficult the clampdown on peaceable protests by totally different safety businesses, which he stated was in variance to Part 24 which ensures the rights to freedom of expression and data in Articles 8 and 9 of the African Constitution on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

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