One of the prominent faces of the #EndSARS campaign Deji Adeyanju has filed a complaint against a lawyer Kenechukwu Okeke before the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) over the latter’s lawsuit against 50 persons he claimed fuelled the #EndSARS protest in October.
Mr Adeyanju filed the petition on November 11 and supported it with an affidavit filed at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting in Abuja.
Mr Okeke had instituted a suit on Monday at the Chief Magistrates Court in Abuja, saying the alleged roles of a popular cleric Sam Adeyemi and 49 others which included entertainers resulted in the looting and destruction of property.
Following Adeyanju’s petition, the LPDC said, “Okeke of Gana Street, Maitama, Abuja, is required to answer to the allegations contained in the statement/affidavit which accompanies this application and that such order be made as the committee shall think right.”
If found guilty, the LPDC may suspend the lawyer from the bar for at least one year.