The Economic Community of West African States Court sitting in Abuja has delivered ruling on the extra-judicial killing of a man by a Nigerian soldier.
The court heard how an unnamed soldier shot 35-year-old Solomon Andy, while he was packing sand from a gutter in Kaduna State.
The court holds the view that the killing was “unlawful” and “cruel”.
Justice Keikura Bangura, who read the ECOWAS Courtâ€™s judgement, upheld the arguments of Gloria Ballason, counsel for the mother of the deceased, Mrs Helen Joshua.
The court declared the killing and confiscation of Andyâ€™s corpse by the Nigerian Army as unlawful, cruel, and degrading.
The court, in its ruling, awarded N30million as compensation to the deceasedâ€™s family.