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.
Mr Okeke alleged that his properties were destroyed in the aftermath of the protests and those who promoted the #EndSARS movement must be brought to justice.
Those listed include Musicians Tuface, Burna Boy, Davido, Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz, Banky W, Tiwa Savage, Don Jazzy, Peter and Paul Okoye, and Yemi Alade.
Apart from musicians, others listed as defendants include Senior Pastor of the Daystar Christian Centre, Pastor Sam Adeyemi; activist Aisha Yesufu; former 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.
Social media comedians Debo Adebayo aka Mr Macaroni, and Maryam Akpaokagi aka Taoma and other social media influencers were also joined in the suit.
The suit from Mr Okeke partly reads, “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 misdemeanor, 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.”