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#EndSars Protester Brings Lawyer Before Legal Panel

A prominent #EndSARS protester, Deji Adeyanju, has filed an action against a legal counselor, Kenechukwu Okeke, before the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee for "acts unbecoming of a legal professional." 

The appeal dated November 11, 2020, was likewise upheld by a testimony recorded at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting in Abuja. 

The action against Okeke was in regard to the action he filed against 50 #EndSARS campaigners under the before a Chief Magistrates Court in Abuja, for their supposed parts in the fights, which he said brought about the plundering and devastation of property. 

For case initiated on Monday compliant with segments 88, 109(a), 110(1)(c) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, Okeke listed noticeable people including protestors and social media influencers as the litigants. 

The attorney claimed that his properties were decimated during the uproar, noticing that the litigants ought to be dealt with over his misfortune. 

Those recorded as litigants incorporate artist Damini Ogulu otherwise known as Burna Boy, David Adeleke prevalently known as Davido, Folarin Falana, otherwise known as Falz; online media comics, Debo Adebayo otherwise known as Mr Macaroni, and Maryam Akpaokagi otherwise known as Taoma. 

He additionally recorded a few activists, including Adeyanju, Aisha Yesufu, Feyikemi Abudu, Olorunrinu Oduala, Pamilerin Adegoke, Japhet Omojuwa, Ayo Sogunro and others. 

Following Adeyanju's appeal, the LPDC stated, "Okeke of Gana Street, Maitama, Abuja, is needed to reply to the charges contained in the assertion/affirmation which goes with this application and that such request be made as the advisory group will think right." 

Whenever saw as liable, the LPDC may suspend the attorney from the bar for in any event one year.

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