WE CAN’T INTERVENE IN SUNDAY IGBOHO’S TRIAL – ECOWAS COURT
Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, is under prosecution in the Republic of Benin, according to the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice, which said it has not received any matter connected to him.
Justice Dupe Atoki, the court’s vice president, said the court of the 15-member West African countries would only be concerned with civil matters filed before it during a conversation with a journalist during a one-week tour to Kwara State.
“Obviously, there has been no complaint brought before the court regarding alleged Sunday Igboho, and the court has no knowledge who Sunday Igboho is or what is going on with him.
“We have no idea who or what is causing Sunday Igboho’s disappearance. The bulk of the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice’s leadership are not Nigerians. I’m practically the lone Nigerian here, and I have no idea who Sunday Igboho is or what his challenge is for judicial purposes.
The court is only concerned with matters that have been brought before it; if matters had not been brought before it, we would be nothing more than a meddling interloper trying to fish out issues in the public domain, and we are not swayed by mere newspaper presentations.
We don’t read newspapers to figure out whether we should intervene or not”
Atoki, who stated that a total of 583 cases had been received with 179 pending cases, also stated that the court had issued rulings in 131 cases and delivered judgment in 303 cases.