A court in Abuja has assigned the criminal conspiracy case filed by lawyer and human rights activist, Kenechukwu Okeke, against #EndSARS promoters; Aisha Yesufu, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, and 48 others to Justice Eri Aminu Ali, of the Chief Magistrates’ Court, Wuse Zone 6, Abuja.
Okeke made this known on Wednesday via a tweet on his Twitter handle, adding that the case had been assigned to another court which signals the commencement of trial.
“The case (CR/49/2020), which entails criminal conspiracy to promote an unlawful assembly under the concealment of #EndSARS, involving @AishaYesufu, @Sam_Adeyemi, @Davido & 47 Ors has been reassigned to Eri Aminu Ali, Snr. Magistrate II at the Chief Magistrates’ Court, Wuse Zone 6,” Okeke tweeted.
In another tweet, he said, “It must be recalled that the criminal case was pending before Chief Magistrate (Ct. 4), Omolola Akindele who has been transferred to the Chief Magistrates’ Court, Dutse. Therefore, trial would commence de novo upon a formal arraignment of the defendants before the new magistratus.”
Others listed on the case are; former Director-General of Bureau for Public Sector Reform, Dr. Joe Abah; Innocent Idibia aka 2face, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy; David Adeleke aka Davido; Folarin Falana aka Falz; Kanu Nwankwo; Bankole Wellington aka Banky W; Tiwa Savage; Yul Edochie; Don Jazzy; Peter and Paul Okoye; Yemi Alade; amongst others.
The case was brought before the Magistrate Court in Abuja for the first time on Monday, November 9 by Okeke.
Okeke stated that the #EndSARS promoters must face the law for the violence that broke out after hoodlums took over the peaceful protest, leading to the destruction of lives and properties across the country.
The prosecutor said the suit is in pursuant to sections 88, 109(a), 110(1)(c) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, as his properties were destroyed during the protest.