More news unfolding in Nigeria, as Court orders has been sent to the Nigerian police to probe Davido, Wizkid, Falz, Moe, Tiwa Savage, others.
A Magistrate Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the Police to investigate 50 End SARS protesters. They are accused of playing active roles in the agitaion.
They include Aisha Yesufu, David Adeleke – Davido, Ayodeji Balogun – Wizkid, Deji Adeyanju, Sam Adeyemi, Ayo Sogunro, Tiwa Savage, Dipo Awojide, Folarin Falana – Falz, Modupe Odele – Moe, Feyikemi Abudu – FK.
Micheal Ajereh – Don Jazzy, Peter Okoye, Paul Okoye, Rinu Oduala, Innocent Idibia – 2baba, Kanu Nwankwo, Joe Abah, Kiki Mordi, Tope Akinyode, Adebola Williams, Yul Edochie, Bankole Wellington.
Also on the list are Oseyi Etomi, Jola Ayeye, Japhet Omojuwa, Pamilerin Adegoke, Kelvin Odanz Adekunle Temitope, Layo Ogunbanwo, Ayodele Makun, Uche Jombo, Yemi Alade, Ojabodu Ademola.
The order to investigate the protesters was given by Chief Magistrate Omolola Akindele of the Wuse Zone 6 of the Magistrate Court.
Akindele gave the Police two weeks to conclude their investigation so that trial of the case would commence.
On October 20th, during a peaceful demonstration near a tollgate in Lekki, supposed military officers surrounded protesters immediately after a 24-hour curfew announcement. Cameras were taken down from the tollgates, the lights were turned off and the officers started shooting into the crowd of unarmed citizens.
DJ Switch, a popular Lagos DJ, was live on Instagram broadcasting footage of people dying at the hands of armed authority figures for millions to see.
The Nigerian government went on to deny that the military shot at protesters, deny that security cameras were taken down just before the attack, and failed to take any accountability. Social media has dubbed it the Lekki Tollgate Massacre.
Afrobeats star Davido echoed the sentiments of many Nigerians when he addressed the president on Twitter by writing, “Buhari it’s game over step down.”
The aftermath of the events on October 20th energized people to fight for a new generation. It seemed like no one was letting up. But just as quickly as hope rises, it can dissipate. The daunting goal of making real governmental change led to people asking who could lead the revolution.