Lawyer Sues Buhari And Buratai For N10bn


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The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and his chief of workers, Tukur Buratai have been sued for N10 billion over the killing of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate.


Nigerian lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje filed a N10bn elementary rights swimsuit in opposition to the President Muhammadu Buhari the Chief of Military Employees, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, and 10 others over final Tuesday evening shootings at #EndSARS protesters on the Lekki toll gate in Lagos.


Within the swimsuit earlier than the Federal Excessive Court docket in Lagos, Ogungbeje is urging the courtroom to declare that “the brutal capturing and killing and use of brute pressure in opposition to unarmed, defenceless and peaceable protesters/Nigerian residents partaking within the #ENDSARS peaceable protest on October 20, 2020, on the Lekki tollgate was unlawful, illegal, undemocratic, oppressive, depraved and unconstitutional.”


Ogungbeje desires the courtroom to compel the defendants to “instantly pay N10bn compensation to all of the victims of the senseless capturing and brutal killing at Lekki tollgate.”


In response to him, the unleashing of brutal pressure and capturing on the peaceable protesters had been a violation of the protesters’ constitutional “proper to life, truthful listening to, proper to peaceable meeting and affiliation assured below sections 33, 36, 38, 39 and 40 of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.”


Ogungbeje is urging the courtroom to make an order “compelling the speedy prosecution of all of the culpable safety brokers, troopers and individuals straight or not directly or remotely concerned within the dastardly capturing and killing of unarmed, defenceless and peaceable protesters/victims of the #ENDSARS peaceable protests on the Lekki Tollgate on the 20th of October 2020.”


Other than Buhari and Buratai, additionally joined as defendants within the swimsuit are the Federal Authorities, the Nigerian Military, Chief of Defence Employees, Inspector-Normal of Police; Nigeria Police Power; State Safety Service; Director-Normal, SSS; Lagos State Authorities; Lawyer Normal of Lagos State; and the Lawyer Normal of the Federation.


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