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ECOWAS Court awards N18m against FG for labelling Actress Njamenze, 2 others prostitute (Tribune)

ECOWAS Court awards N18m against FG for labelling Actress Njamenze, 2 others prostitute (Tribune)
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court on Thursday, imposed a fine of N18 million on the Nigerian government for violating the human rights of three Nigerian citizens in 2011 when it labelled them as prostitutes.
 The three citizens, Dorothy Njamenze (A popular actress), Justina Etim and Amarachi Jessyford are to be paid the sum of N6 million each by the Federal Government for their unlawful arrest, detention and declaration as prostitutes in Abuja.
 Delivering judgment in the court action instituted against the federal government at the regional court, Justice Friday Chijoke Nwoke ordered the Nigerian government to pay the sum to the three ladies as compensation for humiliation and inhuman treatment they suffered during their arbitrary arrest and proclamation as a prostitute. Read more
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