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End SARS: Tuface reacts after being dragged to court over protests

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Nigerian music legend, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2baba, has reacted to the criminal complaint filed against him and 49 others for supporting the EndSARS protests.

DAILY POST earlier reported that an activist named Kenechukwu Okeke, instituted a criminal suit against Aisha Yesufu, Deji Adeyanju, Folarin Falana popularly known as Falz, Yemi Alade, Idibia among others before the Federal Capital High Court in Abuja, FCT over the #EndSARS protests.

According to him, the protesters between October 28 and October 30, 2020 the defendants used their twitter accounts to conspire amongst themselves to “commit misdemeanor, to wit promoting or acting in such a manner with intent to assist in the promotion of an unlawful assembly under the guise or composition of #EndSARS”.

Okeke claimed that the offence was punishable under Section 97 (2) of the Penal Code Act, C53 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

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.”

He added that they cannot respond to the charge until they receive a summon.

We can’t respond to what is merely trending on social media until we receive a summon we can’t respond,” he added.

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End SARS: Nigerian govt reaches out to UK over sanction threat

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The Federal Government, on Wednesday, revealed that it has reached out to the British Government over the threat by the UK Parliament, to impose sanctions on Nigerian officials over their roles in the End SARS protests.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, stated this while fielding questions from State House reporters at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to him, the Nigerian government has reached out to present its own side of the story.

Onyeama also argued that lawmakers are not responsible for imposing sanctions.

“Yes, we have reached out to the UK government. The meeting that took place were Parliamentarians and they do not speak for the UK government which acts for the United Kingdom and they have also heard the side of the (Nigerian) government regarding everything that has happened.

So, we have been in touch with them and engaging with them. Of course, as in any democracy, the members of parliament are able to also able to air their view.

“But what is important, is that a balanced picture is made available to them, before they take any decision,” Onyeama said.

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