ECW/CCJ/JUD/03/05 Jerry Ugokwe v. Nigeria IN THE COMMUNITY COURT OF JUSTICE OF THE ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES (ECOWAS) HOLDEN AT ABUJA, NIGERIA ON THE 7TH OCTOBER, 2005 SUIT No. ECW/CCJ/APP/02/05 JUDGMENT No. ECW/CCJ/JUD/03/05 BETWEEN HONOURABLE DR. JERRY UGOKWE - Plaintiff V. THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA - Defendant 2. HONOURABLE DR. CHRISTIAN OKEKE (Applicant for intervention) COMPOSITION OF THE COURT HON. JUSTICE HANSINE N. DONLI - PRESIDING HON. JUSTICE AWA NANA DABOYA - MEMBER HON JUSTICE EL MANSOUR TALL - MEMBER ASSISTED BY Mr. Tony Anene -Maidoh - Chief Registrar COUNSEL TO THE PARTIES Wale Adebayo, Kayode Ajulo - for the Plaintiff Ayodele Akande - for the Defendant Fedelie A. Obateru - for the Intervener Judgment of the Court 1. The Applicant, Hon. Dr. Jerry Ugokwe, a Nigerian Member of Parliament, resident at Zone B - Block 22, Flat 1, Apo Legislative Quarters, at Abuja - Nigeria, is represented by his counsel Adebayo Adewole Esq., living at 1st Floor Maim Court - Plot 252 A, Herbert Macaulay Way, Central Business District, Abuja Nigeria. 2. The Defendant, the Federal Republic of Nigeria, admitted in the person of the Hon. Attorney General and Federal Minister of Justice, is represented by Mr. Ike Chukwu Maledo of the Office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice - Federal Secretariat, Maitama, Abuja; and by Akande Ayodeji Esq. 3. The intending Intervener, Hon. Justice Okeke, living at No. 8 Eket Close, Area 8, Garki, Abuja - Nigeria, has as his counsel, Jude Okeke Esq., the latter having chosen as residence the same address as his client, i.e. No. 8 Eket Close, Area 8, Garki, Abuja - Nigeria. 4. All the Parties have appeared in Court with their respective lawyers, or were duly represented. It shall be appropriate to adjudicate upon their submissions, after all the Parties involved in the case have duly been heard just like the lawyers, all the parties have acted in accordance with Article 28 (3) of the Rules of the Court. 1

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