Court orders police probe of Sam Adeyemi, Aisha Yesufu, Davido, 2face, others over #EndSARS protest

Sam Adeyemi of Daystar

A Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja has ordered the police to probe Pastor Sam Adeyemi of Daystar Christian Centre and 49 others for promoting the #EndSARS movement.

The order by Magistrate Omolola Akindele was given following a criminal complaint filed by Kenechukwu Okeke, who identifies himself as an activist.

Mr. Okeke claimed that his property were destroyed by rioters and the defendants who promoted the #EndSARS protest must be brought to justice.

Magistrate Akindele gave the Commissioner of Police (CP) in the Federal Capital Territory two weeks to investigate the matter and send a report for proper adjudication.

A letter written by the court registrar which was addressed to the CP read in part, “I am directed by the Presiding Chief Magistrate II, his worship, Hon. Omolola Tolulope Akindele, sitting at Chief Magistrate Court 2, Wuse Zone 6, FCT Abuja, to write to your office to investigate the above-mentioned case and report back within two weeks for proper adjudication of the case.”

Joining Pastor Adeyemi as defendants in the case are musicians Burna Boy, Davido, Falz, Peter and Paul Okoye of the defunct P-Square, 2face Idibia, Banky W, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Don Jazzy and Wizkid.

Apart from the musicians, others listed as defendants include activist Aisha Yesufu, ex-Super Eagles captain Kanu Nwankwo, former director-general of the Bureau for Public Sector Reform Dr. Joe Abah, journalist Kiki Mordi, actors Yul Edochie and Uche Jombo and social media comedians Mr. Macaroni and Taaooma

In his supporting affidavit, Okeke said the defendants played active roles in the protest which later became violent.