Lawyer Sues President Buhari, Sanwo-Olu, Others Over Taking pictures Of Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

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The Lekki taking pictures

Yusuf Temilola Nurudeen, a authorized practitioner, has dragged Nigeria’s primary man, President Muhammadu Buhari to courtroom, SaharaReporters stories.

The lawyer dragged Buhari and Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to courtroom over the killing of peaceable #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate.

The lawyer, within the go well with filed for himself and on behalf of the #ENDSARS protesters, additionally joined the Lawyer-Common of the Federation, Lawyer-Common of Lagos State, Nigerian Military, Nigeria Police Pressure, Chief of Military Workers, Inspector-Common of Police, Brigadier-Common Francis Omata, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, and M. I. Yahya because the 2nd, 4th, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, 10th and 11th respondents.

Within the go well with earlier than the Federal Excessive Court docket, Lagos, the lawyer prayed the courtroom to find out whether or not the taking pictures of protesters was not a violation of the rights of the protesters and whether or not the scenario, ambiance and conducts of the protesters have degenerated into any scenario that envisaged the deployment of the military.

He additionally requested the courtroom to find out whether or not the sixth, eighth and 10th defendants haven’t failed of their constitutional tasks to offer satisfactory safety for #ENDSARS protesters.

The lawyer prayed the courtroom to declare that the motion of the defendants in forcefully dispersing and taking pictures on the protesters is “unjustifiable, inexcusable and never permitted, subsequently, wrongful, illegal, unconstitutional and a violation of the plaintiff’s rights to freedom of expression and proper to peaceable meeting”.

He additionally requested the courtroom to declare that the actions of the defendants in taking pictures and killing not less than seven protesters and injuring many was an abuse of energy by President Buhari.

The lawyer additionally requested the courtroom to present an “order of perpetual injunction in opposition to the defendants whether or not by themselves, brokers, privies and servants from making use of brute power by deploying officers and males on the Nigerian Military or any armed forces to disperse peaceable protesters and different aggrieved residents of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from organising themselves or convening peaceable assemblies, conferences, or rallies in opposition to unpopular authorities insurance policies.

“An order by this honourable courtroom directing the defendants collectively and severally to printed an unreserved public apology in 5 nationwide dailies to the plaintiff and all of the victims of the unjustifiable, inexcusable wrongful,’ illegal and unconstitutional deployment of officers and males of the Nigerian Military who murdered and injured peaceable #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday, 20th of October, 2020 by taking pictures life bullets at unarmed protesters together with the plaintiff and for violating their rights to freedom of expression and proper to peaceable meeting assured and guarded by sections 39 and 40 of the 1999 structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and Articles 9 (2) and 11 of the African Constitution on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act (Cap A9) LFN, 2004.

“An order of this honourable courtroom compelling the defendants collectively and severally to pay the households of all Nigerian youth that misplaced their life at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday, 20th of October, 2020 the sum of N50, 000, 000 (Fifty million naira) every damages and pay the plaintiff the sum N5,OOO,OOO (5 Million Naira) for the violation of his proper to freedom of expression and proper to peaceable meeting assured and guarded by to Sections 39 and 40 of the 1999 structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and Articles 9 (2) and 11 of the African Constitution on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act (Cap A9) LFN, 2004.”



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