Man Who Sued #EndSARS Protesters Dragged Earlier than Disciplinary Panel
A Nigerian man, Kenechukwu Okeke might have landed himself in bother for suing #EndSARS protesters and activists.
He has now been dragged earlier than a disciplinary panel by a number one member of the #EndSARS motion, Deji Adeyanju.
Adeyanju filed a criticism in opposition to a lawyer, Kenechukwu Okeke, earlier than the Authorized Practitioners’ Disciplinary Committee for “acts unbecoming of a authorized practitioner.”
The petition dated November 11, 2020, was supported by an affidavit filed on the Excessive Courtroom of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The motion in opposition to Okeke was sequel to the prison criticism he filed in opposition to 50 #EndSARS promoters earlier than a Chief Magistrates’ Courtroom in Abuja for his or her alleged roles within the protests, which he stated resulted within the looting and destruction of property.
Within the case instituted on Monday pursuant to sections 88, 109(a) and 110(1)(c) of the Administration of Felony Justice Act, 2015, Okeke listed distinguished individuals, together with entertainers and social media influencers as defendants.
The lawyer alleged that his properties had been destroyed through the riot, including that the defendants needs to be dropped at justice over his loss.
These listed as defendants embrace musician, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy; David Adeleke, popularly referred to as Davido; Folarin Falana, aka Falz; social media comedians, Debo Adebayo, aka Mr Macaroni; and Maryam Apaokagi, aka Taoma.
Additionally listed are Adeyanju, Aisha Yesufu, Feyikemi Abudu, Olorunrinu Oduala, Pamilerin Adegoke, Japhet Omojuwa, Ayo Sogunro and others.
Following Adeyanju’s petition, the LPDC stated, “Okeke of Gana Avenue, Maitama, Abuja, is required to reply to the allegations contained within the assertion/affidavit, which accompanies this software and that such order be made because the committee shall suppose proper.”
If discovered responsible, the LPDC might droop the lawyer from the bar for at the least one 12 months.