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ECOWAS COURT SET JULY FOR JUDGEMENT AS FED. GOVT. LAWYERS SNUB COURT

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The Economic Community of West African States Court, ECOWAS Court, in Abuja, has set aside 13th July 2020 for judgement of the suit filed against the Federal Government of Nigeria on the murder of Solomon Andy by Private Abel Ocheme.

Andy was killed on 9th June 2017 from a gunshot by Private Ocheme.

The incident occurred when Andy was gathering sand at his normal place of business at Ungwan-Romi by Command Secondary School, Kaduna, northwest, Nigeria.

According to the counsel to the plaintiff, Gloria Ballason, the presiding Panel of Judges at ECOWAS Court: Judge Gberi-be Ouattara, Cote D’Ivoire, Judge Silva Moreira Costa, Cape Verde, and Judge Keika Bangwa, Sierra Leone have adjourned the case to 13th July this year for judgement.

In a letter addressed to the General Commanding Officer, 1 Division, Kawo-Kaduna, on 23rd October 2017, the victim’s family via their counsel, Ballason, demanded the dead body of Solomon Andy from the Army that confiscated it.

It also asked that the Army should apologize to them for the wrongful killing of their son and father, the Nigerian Army should defray the burial expenses and demanded a compensation of N700,000.00 for the wrongful killing, but are yet to get their request.