ECW/CCJ/JUD/05/07 Etim Moses Essien v. The Gambia
In the Community Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
Holden at Abuja, Nigeria
Between
Professor Etim Moses Essien - Applicant
v.
1. The Republic of The Gambia - Defendant
2. University of The Gambia - Defendant

Composition Of The Court

Hon. Justice Hansine N. Donli - Presiding
Hon. Justice Aminata Mallé Sanogo - Member
Hon. Justice Anthony a. Benin - Member
Hon. Justice Awa Daboya Nana - Member
Hon. Justice El Mansour Tall - Member

Asissted by

Tony Anene-Maidoh Esq. - Chief Registrar

Counsel to the Parties

1. Mr. James A. Kanyip - for the Plaintiff
2. Mr. Emmanuel O. Fagbenle Mrs Awa Bah, A.G Chambers, The Gambia. - for the Defendants

Judgment of the Court
1. The Applicant, Professor Etim Moses, is a citizen of the Community, of Nigerian nationality. The 1st
Defendant, the Republic of Gambia is a Member State of the Community. The 2nd Defendant is a University
of the said Member State.
2. The Applicant, who resides at Estate Housing D58, Eket, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, is represented
by his Counsel, James Kanyip. Albert & Co., Suite B58, Abuja Shopping Mall, Zone 3, Wuse:
3. The Defendants were represented by their Counsel, Dr. O. Olulana (DCIL) and Miss Nyalomy Sarr (SC),
as well as Attorney-General and the Department of State for Justice, Marina Parack, Banjul, Gambia.
4. The Applicant complained of the violation of his human. The Defendants raised a Preliminary Objection
of inadmissibility of the action, for lack of competence of the court. The court adjudicated and joined the
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