- Kanu Nwankwo earlier urged youths to be safe during the #EndSARS protests
- The Super Eagles legend called for the safety of protesters adding that there should be no more killings
- The former Arsenal star has been dragged to court along with 49 other prominent Nigerians for their alleged roles in the protest
Super Eagles legend Kanu Nwankwo alongside 49 other prominent Nigerians have been dragged before an Abuja Magistrate’s Court by a self-acclaimed activist Kenechukwu Okeke.
The complainant filed the suit before the court of law claiming that his properties were destroyed and that the 50 defendants he listed must be brought to justice for their respective alleged roles during the #EndSARS protests.
It has been a manic one month in Nigeria as youths in most parts of the country took to the streets to protest police brutality.
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During the period, Atlanta '96 hero Kanu Nwankwo, just like several other prominent Nigerians, lent his voice to the agitation and stated that youths protesting should ensure they are safe, adding that no more lives should be lost.
"Hello my country people. Yes, you know what it is. We can do this. No more lives lost. END SARS. Reform the police. One Love. One Nigeria. Stay safe out there.”
Music artistes David Adeleke, otherwise known as Davido, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy, Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz; and social media comedians, Maryam Apaokagi aka Taaooma, Debo Adebayo aka Mr Macaroni and a host of others were mentioned in the lawsuit.
And in his supporting affidavit, Okeke said the defendants played active roles in the #EndSARS protest which later became violent.
It read in part:
“That the 1st to 50th accused persons between the 3rd day of October 2020 and the 28th day of October 2020, using Twitter, an Internet web source with URL https://www.twitter.com within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did conspire amongst themselves to commit misdemeanour, to wit, promoting and acting in such a manner, with intent to assist in the promotion of #EndSARS and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 97(2) of the Penal Code Act, C53 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004."
Meanwhile, Ahmed Lawan, Senate president, warned that another EndSARS protest might be underway if the federal government failed to address the demand of the protesters and provide employment for the teeming legion of Nigerian youths.
The Senate president issued this strong warning on Monday, November 9, during the budget defence session of the Ministry of Agriculture.
Legit.ng earlier reported that a Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has told the United Nation (UN) to flag the recently held EndSARS protest as a "violent insurrection" against a democratically elected government of Nigerian state.
Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, chairman of the group, made this controversial demand on Monday, November 9, in Abuja as the specks of dust from the EndSARS protest are winding down.
The coalition also appealed to the global body to ensure that groups, organisations and individuals supporting the protest are sanctioned appropriately.
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