An Abuja High Court has stopped the prosecution of Aisha Yesufu, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Burna Boy, Davido, Falz, Deji Adeyanju, and others over the #EndSARS protest.
The High Court ordered a Magistrate court to stop proceedings and stay action against 50 persons that supported the #EndSARS protests, after a criminal suit was filed by lawyer Kenechukwu Okeke.
In his suit, alleged that properties were destroyed during the riot and the defendants who facilitated the #EndSARS protests must face the music.
Justice Bello Kawu delivered a judgement on the application filed by Deji Adeyanju (one of the defendants) for a judicial review of the substantive matter before the magistrate. While delivering the judgement, Justice Kawu said: “An order of this honourable court granting leave to the application to issue and serve on the defendant an application for judicial review against the proceedings/direct criminal complaint of Hon. Omolola Tolulope Akindele sitting at Chief Magistrate Court II, Wuse Zone 6 in the suit of Kenechukwu Okeke Vs Deji Adeyanju and 49 others in suit No. CR/49/2020.
“An order of this honourable court, that on the grant of the above orders herein, serve as stay of all proceedings on the direct criminal complaint Omolola Tolulope Akindele sitting at Chief Magistrate Court II, Wuse Zone 6 in the suit of Kenechukwu Okeke Vs Deji Adeyanju and 49 others in suit no. CR/49/2020.
“An order of this honourable court, that on the grant of the above orders herein, same order as granted by the honourable court shall restrain the Nigeria Police Force, 2nd and 3rd defendants from taking any further steps, arresting and or taking any unconstitutional/illegal steps in the form of any guise as it concerns the subject matters whatsoever before this court herein as it concerns all parties in the proceedings.”