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See What Is Happening To The Lawyer Who Sued 50 #EndSARS Campaigners

A Nigerian lawyer, Kenechukwu Okeke, who sued 50 #EndSARS

campaigners has been dragged before a Legal Practitioners

Disciplinary Committee for “acts unbecoming of a legal

practitioner”, by campaigner, Deji Adeyanju.

The petition dated November 11, 2020, was also

supported by an affidavit filed at the High Court

of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting in Abuja.

The action against Okeke was sequel to the criminal complaint

he filed against 50 #EndSARS campaigners before a Chief

Magistrates Court in Abuja, for their alleged roles in

the protests, which he said resulted in the looting and destruction of property.

In the case instituted on Monday pursuant to sections 88,

109(a), 110(1)(c) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act,

2015, Okeke listed prominent persons including entertainers

and social media influencers as the defendants.

The lawyer alleged that his properties were destroyed during

the riot, noting that the defendants should be brought to justice over his loss.

Those listed as defendants include musician Damini Ogulu

aka Burna Boy, David Adeleke popularly known as Davido,

Folarin Falana, aka Falz; social media comedians, Debo

Adebayo aka Mr Macaroni, and Maryam Akpaokagi aka Taoma

He also listed some activists, including Deji Adeyanju,

Aisha Yesufu, Feyikemi Abudu, Olorunrinu Oduala,

Pamilerin Adegoke, Japhet Omojuwa, Ayo Sogunro and others.

Following Adeyanju’s petition, the LPDC said,

“Okeke of Gana Street, Maitama, Abuja, is required to

answer to the allegations contained in the statement/affidavit

which accompanies this application and that

such order be made as the committee shall think right.”

If found guilty, the LPDC may suspend the lawyer from the bar for at least one year.

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