Some influential Nigerians listed in the criminal complaint filed by rights activist, Kenechukwu Okeke for their involvement in the #EndSARS protests have reacted via their social media pages.
In October 2020, Nigerians took to the streets to protests and demand an end to police brutality and the dissolution of the notorious unit, SARS.
Numerous celebrities and personalities lent their voices to the protests which gained national and international attention.
According to Okeke, the riot which followed the suspension of protests, led to the destruction of his properties, hence the reason for his suit to make defendants who promoted the #EndSARS protests be brought to justice.
Those listed as defendants include Pastor Sam Adeyemi; activist, Aisha Yesufu; Tubaba, Davido, Falz, Don Jazzy and Tiwa Savage.
Others joined in the suit included; Pamilerin Adegoke, Japhet Omojuwa, Feyikemi Abudu, Olorunrinu Oduala, Ayo Sogunro and Deji Adeyanju.
Reacting, Tuface in a statement by his manager Efe Omorogbe, described the suit as a mere social media trend.
“There’s no comment yet. We have not been served any paper. We have not received any formal summon.
“We can’t respond to what is merely trending on social media until we receive a summon we can’t respond,” he said.
Pastor Sam Adeyemi wrote on Twitter; “Who sent this guy to file this frivolous lawsuit?”
Who sent this guy to file this frivolous law suit?
— Sam Adeyemi (@sam_adeyemi) November 10, 2020
Also reacting, Aisha Yesufu tweeted; “My joy is that they got my name right and I am number one on the list. Thank you #EndSars protesters. I am honoured to be part of you all.”
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) November 10, 2020
However, legal practitioner, Ayo Sogunro, wondered why he had not been named properly.
Then the popular online doctor, Chinonso Egemba, better known as Aproko Doctor wrote;
“Kenechukwu Okeke, you’re a clown. You’re a stooge and a disgrace to “Human Rights” that you so proudly proclaim as your username.
Kenechukwu, I feel nothing short of pity for you, pity because you’re so blind to common sense. Blind to truth.
Once again, you’re a clown.”
Kenechukwu Okeke, you're a clown. You're a stooge and a disgrace to "Human Rights" that you so proudly proclaim as your username.
Kenechukwu, I feel nothing short of pity for you, pity because you're so blind to common sense. Blind to truth.
Once again, you're a clown. https://t.co/4bzji5ouYe
— Aproko Doctor (@aproko_doctor) November 10, 2020