Court Directs Police To Investigate Sam Adeyemi, Aisha Yesufu, Davido, 47 Others Over EndSARS Protest - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Saturday, November 14, 2020

Court Directs Police To Investigate Sam Adeyemi, Aisha Yesufu, Davido, 47 Others Over EndSARS Protest

.                             • Aisha Yesufu

From Jane Okafor, Abuja

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Commissioner of Police in the Federal Capital Territory to thoroughly investigate Senior Pastor, Daystar Christian Centre, Sam Adeyemi; Musician Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy, David Adeleke otherwise known as Davido, woman activist, Aisha Yesufu, Deji Adeyanju, lady musician, Tiwa Savage and 45 others in connection with the promotion of EndSARS Protests that shook Abuja, Lagos  and parts of the country in October.

Sam Adeyemi, Damini Ogulu, David Adeleke, Aisha Yesufu, Deji Adeyanju, Tiwa Savage and 45 other notable persons were alleged to have promoted the #EndSARS movement which as further alleged, incited and instigated some riotous and tumultuous persons to egregiously destroy the property of a private citizen and activist, Kenechukwu Okeke, in Abuja.

The order was given by a Magistrate, Omolola Akindele, following a criminal complaint brought before the court  by Kenechukwu Okeke, where he alleged that while the riot lasted, his properties were destroyed, demanding that the defendants who promoted the #EndSARS protests must be brought to face justice.

The magistrate gave the police two weeks to investigate the matter and send its findings to the court for proper adjudication.

The letter written by the court registrar and addressed to the CP, reads in part: “I am directed by the Presiding Chief Magistrate II, his worship, Hon. Omolola Tolulope Akindele, sitting at Chief Magistrate Court 2, Wuse Zone 6, FCT Abuja, to write to your office to investigate the above-mentioned case and report back within two weeks for proper adjudication of the case.”

The Daily Crucible recalls that the Abuja based activist, Kenechukwu Okeke, files a criminal complaint before a Chief Magistrate’s court in Abuja against 50 notable Nigerians, including  woman activist; Aisha Yesufu, ex-Super Eagles soccer star, Kanu Nwankwo; Tiwa Savage and 47 other persons in connection with the #EndSARS protests.

In the said petition, Okeke alleged that during the riot that followed EndSARS protest, his properties were egregiously destroyed, demanding that the defendants who allegedly promoted the #EndSARS protests must be brought to justice.

Those listed as defendants are 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.

Also dragged to court 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 - all musicians.

Apart from musicians, others listed as defendants include Senior Pastor, Daystar Christian Centre, Pastor Sam Adeyemi;  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 claimed the defendants played active roles in the #EndSARS protest which turned out violent afterwards.

The petition reads in part:  “That the 1st to 50th accused persons between the 3rd day of October 2020 and the 28th day of October 2020, using Twitter, an Internet web source with URL 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.

“That the 1st 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 1st to 50th accused persons.”

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