Pop singers, Tuface Idibia, Davido and Burna Boy have been dragged to a Federal Capital Magistrate court over their involvement in the #EndSARS protests.
Also dragged before the Federal Capital High, FCT, High Court is Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Aisha Yesufu, Deji Adeyanju, Folarin Falana also known as Falz, Yemi Alade among others.
A government-sponsored activist, Kenechukwu Okeke, who instituted a suit against the 50 people behind the End SARS protests said between October 28 and October 30, 2020, the defendants used their twitter accounts to conspire amongst themselves to “commit a misdemeanour, to wit promoting or acting in such a manner with the intent to assist in the promotion of an unlawful assembly under the guise or composition of #EndSARS”.
Okeke claimed that the offence was 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.