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ECOWAS court adjourns hearing over death of Solomon Andy

The Court of Justice for Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) has adjourned to July 13, 2020 for judgement on the case of a Nigerian, Solomon Andy who was murdered in 2017.

The Hearing was presided over online by 3 panels of Judges: Gberi-be Quattara of Cote- de’ Voire, Silva Moreira Costa of Cape Verde and Keikura Bargua of Sierra Leone.

The plaintiff and parents of Solomon Andy are accusing Private Abel Ocheme of the Nigerian Army for unlawfully killing their son.

Counsel to the plaintiff Barrister Gloria Ballason said the victim who was bread winner of the house was 30 years old before his death.

Ms Ballason stated that the federal government was also joined in the suit and that 3 years down the line, the corpse of the deceased was yet to be released by the Nigerian Army for burial.

Our correspondent reports neither the Nigerian Army nor their counsel appeared for the hearing.

It could be recalled that he unlawful killing of Solomon Andy by a soldier of the Nigerian Army, an agent of the Federal republic of Nigeria on June 9, 2017 that amounted to a violation of his right to freedom of life took place in his normal business place at a Sand Dune by Ungwan Romi, Kaduna.

Daniel Karlmax

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