JUSTICE Micah Wrights of ECOWAS Community court yesterday in Abuja, handed down a $250,000 fine to Ghanaian government over 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 and abused which led to his eventual death.
In a suit no ECW/CCJ/APP/03/14 filed by Mr Ogukwem, the father of the late student prayed the court to compel the government of Ghana to undertake proper investigation to reveal the circumstances that led 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 further 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, and therefore slammed a fine of $250,000 on the Ghanaian government.
The Counsel representing the Ghanaian government when approached by journalists for comments over the judgment, however declined.
The family of the Plaintiff were absent at the court.
Source:: Nigerian Pilot