Tuface, Davido, Tiwa Savage, Falz, Banky W, others dragged to court over #EndSARS protests


A criminal complaint has been filed before a Chief Magistrate’s court in Abuja against 50 #EndSARS promoters.

In the complaint filed by an activist, Kenechukwu Okeke, prominent personalities, mostly entertainers and social influencers, were listed. The case was instituted on Monday, November 9, 2020, in pursuant to sections 88, 109(a), 110(1)(c) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.

The defendants include Innocent Idibia better known as Tuface, David Adeleke (Davido), Tiwa Savage, Folarin Falana (Falz), Aisha Yesufu, Oseyi Etomi, Sam Adeyemi, Yemi Alade, Rinu Oduala, Peter Okoye, Paul Okoye, Kanu Nwankwo, Deji Adeyanju, Dr. Joe Abah, Banky W, Kiki Mordi, Modupe Odele, Burna Boy.

Others are Uche Jombo, Ayodeji Makun, Apaokagi Mayram, Ayo Sogunro, David Adeleke, Pamilerin Adegoke, Japheth Omojuwa, Micheal Collins, Chinedu Okoli, Yul Edochie, Debo Adebayo, Feyikemi Abudu.

Okeke, who alleged that during the protest, his properties were destroyed, states that the defendants who promoted the #EndSARS protests must be brought to Justice.

He said, “I shall instigate a private criminal prosecution against all the alleged perpetrators and coordinators of the #EndSARS riots on Twitter. The nation bled, lives lost, and properties worth billions destroyed as a result of the sheer recklessness of some persons.

“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.”

No date has been assigned for the hearing of the case.

•Adapted from a report by The Nation.


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