ECOWAS Court Orders Benin Republic To Pay Sunday Igboho 20 Million CFA

The Government of Benin Republic, on Tuesday, has been ordered to pay Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Igboho, 20 million CFA.

The Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, sitting in Abuja ruled that 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.

Recall that Igboho was arrested in Cotonou while trying to depart the country for Germany in 2021.

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This was after he escaped from Nigeria and was declared wanted by the Department of State Services (DSS) following a raid on his Ibadan residence.

An event which saw some of his aides killed, while several others were arrested by the secret police.

He was recently released from protective custody in Cotonou where he has been over a year ago, having fulfilled all the conditions attached to his bail.