The case of Dorothy Chioma Njemanze & 3 Others V. The Federal Republic of Nigeria at the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice was heard on Monday, 30 November, 2015.
A witness for the Plaintiffs gave his testimony and was cross-examined. The case has been adjourned to 20 January 2016 for the plaintiffs to be cross-examined.
It should be noted that IHRDA and local partners in Nigeria filed this case before the ECOWAS Court in September 2014 on behalf of the Plaintiffs who had suffered harassment and discrimination in the hands of security agents between July 2012 and April 2013.
18 January 2016
Hearing of the case that had been slated for 10 January 2016 was adjourned to 10 February 2016.
6 February 2016
Hearing of the case that had been slated for 10 February 2016 was adjourned to 18 March 2016.
22 February 2016
Hearing of the case brought forward from 18 March to 14 March 2016.
14 March 2016
The case was called up and adjourned to 10 May 2016
10 May 2016
The case was postponed to 6 June 2016
6 June 2016
The case was heard at the ECOWAS Court. The newly filed additional application by the plaintiff was admitted into the Court; all the 4 plaintiffs and 3 witnesses were cross-examined by the defence based on their disposition before the Court. The defence counsel moved an oral motion to bring in 2 witnesses in the next hearing billed for 4 October 2016.
4 October 2016
The case was called up for hearing and adjourned to 8 Nov 2016 for definite defence.
8 November 2016
The case was heard, and the Defense Counsel and the Counsel for the Applicants made their submissions; the case was adjourned to 17 February 2017 for judgment.
17 February 2017
The case was adjourned to 7 March 2017 for judgement.
7 March 2017
The case was adjourned to 25 April 2017 for judgement.
24 April 2017
Judgement postponed to a date to be announced.
7 June 2017
Judgement slated for 12 October 2017.