BREAKING: ECOWAS Court Orders Govt to Pay Sunday Igboho N26m, Details Emerge

BREAKING: ECOWAS Court Orders Govt to Pay Sunday Igboho N26m, Details Emerge

  • Igboho-born separatist leader, Sunday Adeyemo, has received a favourable judgement in court
  • An ECOWAS court ruled against the governor of Benin Republic in Abuja on Tuesday, December 5
  • According to the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, the French-speaking country did not totally help to protect Adeyemo's rights journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9-year-experience covering public journalism

FCT, Abuja - The ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja on Tuesday, December 5, ordered the government of the Republic of Benin to pay Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, commonly called Igboho, a sum of 20 million CFA. reports that 20 million CFA is about N26 million (mid-market rate conversion).

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Igboho (right) has not travelled to Nigeria since his freedom in October. Photo credit: Bella Maria
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'Sunday Igboho's rights violated': Court

The sum is a sanction for 'unlawful detention and violation of Igboho's human rights', according to Nigerian Tribune.

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Vanguard also reported on the development.

In a unanimous judgement delivered by Justices Gberi-Bé Ouattara, Sengu M. Koroma and Ricardo Claúdio Monteiro GONÇALVES, in the matter, marked: ECW/CCJ/APP/15/22 in Sunday Igboho versus Republic of Benin, the court also directed the Francophone country to comply with its order to pay 20 million CFA to Adeyemo within three months.

The Benin government is expected to report back to the court with evidence of payment.

Igboho's lawyers includes Tosing Ojaomo, Aderemilekun Omojola, and Janet Fashakin. Irene Aclombessi represented the Republic of Benin.

Sunday Igboho reunites with family in Germany

Earlier, reported that Igboho regained freedom in Benin Republic.

On October 10, Igboho arrived at Hamburg International Airport in Germany to reunite with his family.

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Sunday Igboho thanks Soyinka, others

A video showing Igboho announcing his freedom and appreciating his supporters circulated on social media platforms on Sunday, October 8, 2023.

He thanked former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, Professor Banji Akintoye, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, President Patrice Talon, Oba Francis Alao, and several traditional rulers for the roles they played in ensuring his total freedom.


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