ECOWAS court slams $250, 000 fine on Ghana over unlawful killing of Nigerian

Hon. Justice Micah Wrights of ECOWAS Community court on Wednesday in Abuja, handed down a $250, 000 fine to Ghanaian government over the right abuse and alleged unlawful killing of 15 years old Ogukwe Obioma.

The Judge while delivering the judgment, established that Ogukwe Obioma the Nigerian teenager studying in Ghana, has his right violated abused which lead to his eventual death.

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In a suit no ECW/CCJ/APP/03/14 filed by Mr Ogukwe the father of the late student, wants the court to compel the government of Ghana to undertake proper investigation to reveal the circumstances that lead to the death of his son.

He also asked the court to compel the government of Ghana to compensate his family with the sum of $ 10,000,000 for the violation of the right of his late son.

However, the presiding Judge maintained that the court cannot hold the government of Ghana responsible for the death of the young Nigeria.

The court then said that since the government of Ghana failed to provide adequate investigation as well as detailed report on how the boy died, the court would have no choice but to indict the Ghanaian government.

Micah then said that “the $10,000,000 request by the family of the late boy was unrealistic and outrageous, he then slammed a fine of $250,000 on the Ghanaian government.

The Counsel representing the Ghanaian government when approached by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), for comments over the judgment, he however declined.

The family of the Plaintiff were absent at the court.



  1. If the money is reviewed upward like $1,000,000 I’m sure the governments of West African countries will take the security of foreigners seriously.

  2. Even then $250,000 is still reasonable but the problem will be enforcement of the judgement because most African Governments are perpetual violators of court Orders and Judgements.

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