Sam Adeyemi, Davido, Tuface, Kanu, 46 others dragged to court over roles in the # EndSARS protests


An activist , Kenechukwu Okeke, has filed a criminal complaint before a Chief Magistrate ’ s court in Abuja against 50 persons for their alleged roles in the # EndSARS protests that took place last month.

Okeke alleged that during the riot , his properties were destroyed and the defendants who promoted the # EndSARS protests must be brought to justice .

Those listed as defendants include Musician Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy , David Adeleke otherwise known as Davido , Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz; and social media comedians , Debo Adebayo aka Mr Macaroni , and Maryam Akpaokagi aka Taoma .

Other musicians sued include Peter and Paul Okoye , Innocent Idibia aka Tuface , Bankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W , Tiwa Savage , Michael Ajereh aka Don Jazzy and Yemi Alade .

Apart from musicians, others listed as defendants include 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 were also joined in the suit .

The case was instituted on Monday pursuant to sections 88, 109 (a ), 110 (1 )(c ) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.

In his supporting affidavit , Okeke said the defendants played active roles in the # EndSARS protest which later became violent .

It read in part, “That the 1 st to 50th accused persons between the 3 rd day of October 2020 and the 28th day of October 2020 , using Twitter , an Internet web source with URL https: // www . twitter . com within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did conspire amongst themselves to commit misdemeanour, to wit , promoting and acting in such a manner , with intent to assist in the promotion of # EndSARS and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 97( 2 ) of the Penal Code Act, C53 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria , 2004 .

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“ That the 1 st to 50th accused persons with intent to carry out some common purpose , assemble in such a manner or being assembled under the composition of # EndSARS as to cause persons in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja , to fear on reasonable grounds that such assembly needlessly and without any reasonable occasion may provoke other persons tumultuously to disturb the peace .

“ Properties belonging to the complaint were egregiously destroyed by some riotous and tumultuous persons instigated and incited by the 1 st to 50th accused persons. ”

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