Businessman sues Sam Adeyemi, 2baba, Falz, Davido, Don Jazzy, 45 others over #EndSARS involvement

John Ogunsemore
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An activist, Kenechukwu Okeke has asked a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Abuja to punish 50 #EndSARS promoters over the destruction of his property as a result of their actions.

The businessman filed a criminal complaint on Monday against the defendants pursuant to sections 88, 109(a), 110(1)(c) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.

He said that by promoting last month’s protests through their social media pages and other activities, they contributed to the destruction of his business in the violence that trailed the #EndSARS protests.

Some of the defendants are Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido, Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz; and Instagram comedians, Debo Adebayo aka Mr Macaroni, and Maryam Apaokagi aka Taooma.

Okeke also sued 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.

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Others listed are Senior Pastor, Daystar Christian Centre, Pastor Sam Adeyemi; activist, Aisha Yesufu; ex-Super Eagles legend, Kanu Nwankwo; a former Director-General of Bureau for Public Sector Reform (BPSR), Dr. Joe Abah; journalist, Kiki Mordi, and actors, Yul Edochie and Uche Jombo.

Also joined in the suit are social media influencers – Feyikemi Abudu, Olorunrinu Oduala, Pamilerin Adegoke, Japhet Omojuwa, Ayo Sogunro and Deji Adeyanju.

The supporting affidavit read, “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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