Kenechukwu Okeke, an activist, has filed a criminal suit on the FCT High Court against 50 persons who participated or promoted the #EndSARS protest on-line.
POLITICS NIGERIA reported how the protest against police brutality and the misdemeanours of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) attracted consideration from throughout the globe.
A number of peaceful demonstrations had been held in major cities within the nation to show the displeasure of the youths.
Whereas the federal authorities has promised to implement the calls for of the protesters, weeks after, it launched a clampdown towards promoters of the protest.
This paper had reported how international passports of some individuals had been withheld, some individuals’ bank accounts frozen and scores arrested. These strikes have been largely condemned by rights activists and members of the worldwide neighborhood.
Nonetheless, in court documents obtained by POLITICS NIGERIA, Aisha Yesufu, Deji Adeyanju, Ayo Sogunro and another activists have been dragged to court by Mr Okeke.
Pastor Sam Adeyemi of Daystar Christian Centre, hip hop singers; Damini Ogulu known as Burna Boy, David Adeleke, popularly addressed as Davido, Folarin Falana, Yemi Alade amongst others had been additionally joined within the go well with as defendants.
Others embody social media personalities and good governance advocates.
Mr Okeke claimed that between the October 28 and October 30, 2020 the defendants, through their twitter accounts, conspire amongst themselves to “commit misdemeanor, to wit selling or appearing in such a way with intent to help within the promotion of an illegal meeting underneath the guise or composition of “#EndSARS”.
This in keeping with him is an offence punishable underneath Part 97 (2) of the Penal Code Act, C53 Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
“That 1 to 50 accused individuals with intent to hold out some frequent objective, assemble in such a way, or, being assembled underneath the composition of “#EndSARS”, as to trigger individuals within the Federal Capital Territory. Abuja to worry on cheap grounds that such meeting needlessly and with none cheap event might provoke different individuals tumultuously to disturb the peace.
a. Properties (movable) belonging to the complainant was egregiously destroyed by some riotous and tumultuous person (s) instigated and incited by the 1 to 50 accused individuals.
The averments as espoused on this criticism shouldn’t be supposed to be a whole recitation of all of the relevant details in problem or related details referring to the conspiracies to help within the promotion of an unlawful assembly (#EndSARS) riots, and shall not be deemed to represent a waiver or relinquishment of any of the complainant’s constitutional proper to honest hearing all of that are hereby expressly reserved together with complainant’s proper to tender all out there computer-generated proof by advantage of Part 84 of the Proof Act,” the court documents read.