In the court document posted on his Twitter handle on Monday, Okeke alleged that during the demostration, his properties were destroyed and the defendants who promoted the #EndSARS protests must be brought to justice.
He alleged that the 50 defendants acted in a manner “with intent to assist in the promotion of an unlawful assembly under the guise or composition of #EndSARS”.
According to him, the defendants used Twitter, a microblogging social media platform, to instigate “some riotous and tumultuous persons” who destroyed his (Okeke’s) property.
Okeke added that the actions of the defendants contravened Section 97 (2) of the Penal Code Act, C53 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2001.
The case was instituted on Monday, November 9, 2020, pursuant to sections 88, 109(a), 110(1)(c) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.
Those listed as defendants include Musician Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido, Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz; and social media comedians, Debo Adebayo aka Mr Macaroni, and Maryam Akpaokagi aka Taoma.
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.
Having initiated criminal proceedings against the #EndSARS riots promoters at exactly 1052hrs WAT, 09/11/2020, we shall ensure that same is diligently prosecuted in the interest of defence, public safety and public order.
The Federal Republic of Nigeria is country of laws. pic.twitter.com/nhPJ4uN6NL
— KeneChukwu Okeke (@HumanRightsNG) November 9, 2020
KanyiDaly ahd also reported how the police arrested two administrators of a WhatsApp group used for the #EndSARS protest in Osun state.
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