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Rights Violation: ECOWAS Court orders FG to pay actress, 2 others N18m

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By Ikechukwu Nnochiri
ABUJA – The Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, ordered the Federal Government to pay N18million to Nollywood actress, Dorothy Njamenze and two other ladies whose rights it held were grossly violated by security operatives in 2011.

Dorothy Njemanze

The other ladies the regional court ordered FG to compensate are Justina Etim and Amarachi Jessyford.

It ordered FG to pay the trio N6m each for their unlawful arrest and detention after they were declared as prostitutes in Abuja.

Justice Friday Chijoke Nwoke who delivered the lead judgment, said the ECOWAS court was satisfied that the plaintiffs were humiliated and dehumanised after they were arrested in an operation that was carried out by a joint task force that comprised of military men, police and officials of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board who claimed to have acted on FG’s directive.

The court declared their arrest as arbitrary and…



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