An activist, Kenechukwu Okeke, has filed a crook criticism earlier than a Chief Magistrate’s courtroom in Abuja in opposition to 50 men and women for their alleged roles in the #EndSARS protests that took area ultimate month.
Okeke alleged that for the duration of the riot, his homes have been destroyed and the defendants who promoted the #EndSARS protests ought to be introduced to justice.
Those listed as defendants consist of Musician Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy, David Adeleke popularly acknowledged as Davido, Folarin Falana popularly recognised as Falz; and social media comedians, Debo Adebayo aka Mr Macaroni, and Maryam Akpaokagi aka Taoma.
Other musicians sued encompass Peter and Paul Okoye, Innocent Idibia aka Tuface, Bankole Wellington popularly acknowledged as Banky W, Tiwa Savage, Michael Ajereh aka Don Jazzy and Yemi Alade.
Apart from musicians, others listed as defendants encompass Senior Pastor, Daystar Christian Centre, Pastor Sam Adeyemi; activist, Aisha Yesufu; ex-Super Eagles legend, Kanu Nwankwo; a former Director-General, Bureau for Public Sector Reform, Dr Joe Abah; journalist, Kiki Mordi, and actors, Yul Edochie and Uche Jombo.
Others are social media influencers – Feyikemi Abudu, Olorunrinu Oduala, Pamilerin Adegoke, Japhet Omojuwa, Ayo Sogunro and Deji Adeyanju had been additionally joined in the suit.
The case used to be instituted on Monday pursuant to sections 88, 109(a), 110(1)(c) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.
In his helping affidavit, Okeke stated the defendants performed lively roles in the #EndSARS protest which later grew to be violent.
It study in part, “That the 1st to fiftieth accused people between the third day of October 2020 and the twenty eighth day of October 2020, the usage of Twitter, an Internet internet supply with URL https://www.twitter.com inside the jurisdiction of this honourable courtroom did conspire amongst themselves to commit misdemeanour, to wit, merchandising and performing in such a manner, with intent to help in the promoting of #EndSARS and thereby dedicated an offence punishable below Section 97(2) of the Penal Code Act, C53 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
“That the 1st to fiftieth accused men and women with intent to elevate out some frequent purpose, bring together in such a manner or being assembled below the composition of #EndSARS as to purpose people in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, to worry on life like grounds that such meeting needlessly and except any lifelike event may also provoke different men and women tumultuously to disturb the peace.
“Properties belonging to the grievance have been egregiously destroyed with the aid of some riotous and tumultuous people instigated and incited by using the 1st to fiftieth accused persons.”