Nigeria, Feb. 6 -- Cape Verde's grounds for neglecting ECOWAS court's ruling on the release of the detained Venezuelan diplomat, Alex Saab, were the highlights of the case when it came up for hearing on Friday.

Mr Saab's status as a diplomat has been brought to question after his arrest in June 2020 at the request of the United States of America for alleged financial crimes.

While the legality of his detention in Cape Verde continued to generate debates, over 200,000 protesters took to the streets of Venezuela to demand his release on Monday.

Until recently, Mr Saab was held in the country's prison against the ECOWAS court order that the diplomat be placed on house arrest until its main hearing on February 5, after three consecutive ad...