Widow Of ‘Murdered’ Nigerian Journalist, Drags FG To ECOWAS Court

Sequel to the tragic death of Tordue Salem, a Nigerian journalist, Deve Bossua, his spouse, has sued the Nigerian government at the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court of justice.

Until his disappearance on October 13, 2021, Salem was a journalist at Vanguard Newspaper in Abuja.

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Premium Times reports how Salem’s  remains were later found at Wuse General Hospital in Abuja last November, a month after he was confirmed missing.

On behalf of the widow, Sebastine Hon, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), filed the rights enforcement suit marked ECW/CCJ/APP/32/22.

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The widow accused the Nigerian police “for the illegal detention, torture and the premeditated murder of the late Tordue Salem.”

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WikkiTimes learnt that the suit is pursuing redress over the violation of Bossua deceased husband’s right to life as enshrined in Articles 4, 5, 6 and 23(1) of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.


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