A Nigerian activist, Kenechukwu Okeke, drew the ire of social media users on Tuesday for filing a lawsuit against 50 #EndSARS promoters over their alleged roles in anti-police brutality protests that erupts over the country.
In the suit brought before the Abuja Chief Magistrate court, Okeke asks that the defendants who were frontliners in the protests be brought to justice for allegedly destroying his properties.
Those listed in the suit include Senior Pastor, Daystar Christian Centre, Pastor Sam Adeyemi; activist, Aisha Yesufu; ex-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.
Musicians Burna Boy, Davido, Falz; and social media comedians, Debo Adebayo aka Mr Macaroni, and Maryam Akpaokagi aka Taoma also made the list.
Other entertainment sued include 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.
The matter has generated heated controversy with some of the defendants lambasting Okeke on Twitter for filing a “frivolous” suit. Pastor Adeyemi tweeted, “Who sent this guy to file this frivolous law suit?”
On his part, #EndSARS Frontliner Nonso Bobby Egemba aka Aproko Doctor described Okeke as a clown. “I feel nothing short of pity for you, pity because you’re so blind to common sense. Blind to truth. Once again, you’re a clown,” he wrote.
“If you’re going to name me in a court process, do it properly. My full name is Ayodele Olorunfunmi Sogunro,” Activist Ayo Sogunro noted. Another frontliner, Modupe Odele aka Mochievous, however, advised Okeke to “consider joining the incredible lawyers who are volunteering pro bono to help get peaceful protesters illegally detained out. Might be a better use of your time.”
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