At least 50 well known Nigerian celebrities, activists and even sports personalities are being sued by Kenechukwu Okeke, a human rights activist, for promoting EndSARS protests that brought Lagos and other parts of the country to a standstill.
Okeke filed what he termed criminal proceedings at an Abuja magistrate court in Abuja on Tuesday against 50 persons including Pastor Sam Adeyemi, 2face Idibia, Davido, Falz and Peter and Paul Okoye for promoting the #EndSARS protests.
Also among those being sued are Kanu Nwankwo, Tiwa Savage, Folarin Falana and Aisha Yesufu.
Okeke in a tweet said about his lawsuit, “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.”
Okeke claimed that the defendants acted with intent to assist in the promotion of an unlawful assembly under the guise or composition of #EndSARS.
He also alleged that the defendants instigated some riotous and tumultuous persons to destroy his property.