A human rights activist recognized as Kenechukwu Okeke has filed legal complaints earlier than a Justice of the Peace courtroom in Abuja in opposition to 50 individuals over their alleged involvement in #EndSARS protests.
A number of the individuals listed within the go well with embodying Nigerian soccer star, Kanu Nwankwo, musicians’ Folarin Falana, higher referred to as Falz, Harmless Idibia, aka Tubaba, and David Adeleke higher referred to as Davido.
In October 2020, Nigerians took to the streets to protests and demand a finish to police brutality and the dissolution of the infamous unit, SARS.
Quite a few celebrities and personalities lent their voices to the protests which gained nationwide and worldwide consideration.
In response to Okeke, the riot which adopted the suspension of protests, led to the destruction of his properties, therefore the explanation for his go well with to make defendants who promoted the #EndSARS protests be delivered to justice.
Okeke, within the courtroom doc posted on his Twitter deal on Monday, alleged that the defendants used Twitter, a micro-blogging platform, to instigate “some riotous and tumultuous individuals” who destroyed his (Okeke’s) property. the human rights added that the actions of the defendants contravened Part 97 (2) of the Penal Code Act, C53 Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria, 2001.
In a tweet accompanying the go well with, Okeke wrote: “
Having initiated legal proceedings in opposition to the #EndSARS riots promoters at precisely 1052hrs WAT, 09/11/2020, we will be certain that similar is diligently prosecuted within the curiosity of protection, public security, and public order. The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a rustic of legal guidelines.”
Having initiated legal proceedings in opposition to the #EndSARS riots promoters at precisely 1052hrs WAT, 09/11/2020, we will be certain that similar is diligently prosecuted within the curiosity of defence, public security and public order.
The Federal Republic of Nigeria is nation of legal guidelines. pic.twitter.com/nhPJ4uN6NL
— KeneChukwu Okeke (@HumanRightsNG) November 9, 2020
Others listed as defendants embody Musician Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy, social media comedians, Debo Adebayo aka Mr. Macaroni, and Maryam Akpaokagi aka Tacoma.
Different musicians sued embody Peter and Paul Okoye, Bankole Wellington popularly referred to as Banky W, Tiwa Savage, Michael Ajereh aka Don Jazzy, and Yemi Alade.
Other than musicians, others listed as defendants embody Senior Pastor, Daystar Christian Centre, Pastor Sam Adeyemi; activist, Aisha Yesufu; a former Director-Normal, Bureau for Public Sector Reform, Dr. Joe Abah; journalist, Kiki Mordi, and actors, Yul Edochie and Uche Jombo.
Others joined within the go well with included; social media influencers – Pamilerin Adegoke, Japhet Omojuwa, Feyikemi Abudu, Olorunrinu Oduala, Ayo Sogunro, and Deji Adeyanju.