By Rahaman Abiola
– An activist has instituted a legal action against 50 Nigerians
– In the lawsuit, the activist explained that he is dragging them to court over their roles in the EndSARS protest
– Some of the defendants include ace musicians, footballers, activists and social media influencers
Fifty Nigerians across fields including musician David Adeleke, #BringBackourGirls campaigner Aisha Yesufu and Pastor Sam Adeyemi have been dragged to the Abuja magistrate court over their alleged roles in the recent EndSARS demonstration.
In the lawsuit instituted by a self-acclaimed human rights activist, Kenechukwu Okeke, the defendants were accused of using Twitter to cause uproar through an #EndSARS protest which later degenerated to violence.
Okeke said the action of the defendants is an offence punishable under section 97(2) of the Penal Code Act, C53 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
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He said in a tweet:
“Having initiated criminal proceedings against the #EndSARS riots promoters at exactly 1052hrs WAT, 09/11/2020, we shall ensure that same is diligently prosecuted in the interest of defence, public safety and public order.”
The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a country of laws.
Legit.ng compiles the list of the “#EndSARS riots promoters” as seen in the list
Yemi Eberech Alade
David “Davido” Adeleke
Damini “burnaboy” Ogulu.
Folarin “Falz” Falana
Maryam “Taoma” Akpaokagi
Dr. Joe Abah
Uche Jombo Rodriguez
Ayo “AY” Makun
Anita “Tacha” Natacha Akide
Oghenekaro Ibada Omu
Micheal Collins Ajereh (Don Jazzy)
Ibrahim Wizkid Balogun
Meanwhile, Pastor Sam Adeyemi of the Daystar Christian Centre has reacted to the lawsuit against him by the Nigerian activist, with the popular clergyman asking “who sent this guy to file this frivolous law suit?”
In related news, the Nigerian presidency stated that EndSARS promoters must face the wrath of the law for leading a protest that led to the indiscriminate destruction of government properties.
Garba Shehu, a senior presidential aide on media and publicity, on Sunday, November 8, made this known on Channels TV, with his comment backing the recent freezing of suspected EndSARS leaders’ accounts.
Shehu also berated desperate politicians for sponsoring the EndSARS protest and told them to publicly denounce the destruction.