Popular Nigerian Pastor, Davido, 48 others, dragged to Court over #EndSARS


A Nigerian, Kenechukwu Okeke, has filed a criminal suit at the FCT High Court against a popular Nigerian Pastor, Sam Adeyemi, music superstars; David Adeleke popularly known as Davido, Burna boy and 47 persons who participated or promoted the #EndSARS protest online.

The Court documents filed by Okeke, according to a report by Politics Nigeria, also have names of Aisha Yesufu, Deji Adeyanju, Ayo Sogunro and some other activists as defendants.

The list also include Sam Adeyemi of Daystar Christian Centre, hip hop singers; Damini Ogulu known as Burna Boy, David Adeleke, popularly addressed as Davido, Folarin Falana, Yemi Alade amongst others were also joined in the suit as defendants.

Davido (left) and Burna Boy

Others include social media personalities and good governance advocates.
Mr Okeke claimed that between the October 28 and October 30, 2020 the defendants, via their twitter accounts, conspire amongst themselves to “commit misdemeanor, to wit promoting or acting in such a manner with intent to assist in the promotion of an unlawful assembly under the guise or composition of “#EndSARS.”

This according to him is an offence punishable under Section 97 (2) of the Penal Code Act, C53 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

“That 1 to 50 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.

#EndSARS protesters

a. Properties (movable) belonging to the complainant was egregiously destroyed by some riotous and tumultuous person (s) instigated and incited by the 1 to 50 accused persons.

The averments as espoused in this complaint is not intended to be a complete recitation of all the applicable facts in issue or relevant facts relating to the conspiracies to assist in the promotion of an unlawful assembly (#EndSARS) riots, and shall not be deemed to constitute a waiver or relinquishment of any of the complainant’s constitutional right to fair hearing all of which are hereby expressly reserved including complainant’s right to tender all available computer-generated evidence by virtue of Section 84 of the Evidence Act,” the court documents read.

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