EndSARS: Activist Sues Sam Adeyemi, Tiwa Savage, Aisha Yesufu, 47 Others For Incitement, Destruction - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Tuesday, November 10, 2020

EndSARS: Activist Sues Sam Adeyemi, Tiwa Savage, Aisha Yesufu, 47 Others For Incitement, Destruction

From Jane Okafor, Abuja
                         • Aisha Yesufu

An Abuja based activist, Kenechukwu Okeke, has brought a criminal complaint before a Chief Magistrate’s court in Abuja against  woman activist; Aisha Yesufu, 
ex-Super Eagles soccer star, Kanu Nwankwo; Tiwa Savage and 47 other persons in connection with the #EndSARS protests that shook the country in October.

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

Others  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 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.

“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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