#ENDSARS: Deji Adeyanju drags lawyer who filed lawsuit against him and others to Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee

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By Mukwuzi Joseph

The convener of Concerned Nigerians, and human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju has submitted a petition to the Legal Practitioners’ Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) against a lawyer, Kenechukwu Okeke.

The petition/complaint which is dated the 11th of November, 2020, and made available to ‘TheNigeriaLawyers’ boarders majorly on the event surrounding the criminal complaint initiated by Mr. Okeke.

Okeke had on Tuesday dragged Singers, Davido, Falz and Burna Boy; Pastor Sam Adeyemi and 46 others before a Chief Magistrate’s court in Abuja over their roles in #EndSARS protest which led to the destruction of his properties.

According to him, his propeties were destroyed in the aftermath of #EndSARS protest, saying that the promoters of the protest must be brought to justice.

Okeke had on Tuesday dragged Singers, Davido, Falz and Burna Boy; Pastor Sam Adeyemi and 46 others before a Chief Magistrate’s court in Abuja over their roles in #EndSARS protest which led to the destruction of his properties.

Today, Deji Adeyanju,, petitioned the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) on allegations of professional misconduct against Okeke.

Adeyanju in his petition, alleged that Mr. Okeke has acted unprofessionally by filing the criminal complaint.

The activist who based his petition on Rules 1, 39(2), 47(1), 55 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, which borders on the unbecoming actions of Legal Practitioners, Advertisement, Frivolous litigation, and punishment respectively; asked the disciplinary committee to investigate the issue in question and recommend Okeke for prosecution for unethical behavior.

See copies of the petition below

Activist, Deji Adeyanju petitions Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee over lawyer who filed lawsuit against him, Falz, Aisha Yesufu and other #EndSARS promoters
Activist, Deji Adeyanju petitions Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee over lawyer who filed lawsuit against him, Falz, Aisha Yesufu and other #EndSARS promoters
Activist, Deji Adeyanju petitions Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee over lawyer who filed lawsuit against him, Falz, Aisha Yesufu and other #EndSARS promoters
Activist, Deji Adeyanju petitions Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee over lawyer who filed lawsuit against him, Falz, Aisha Yesufu and other #EndSARS promoters
Activist, Deji Adeyanju petitions Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee over lawyer who filed lawsuit against him, Falz, Aisha Yesufu and other #EndSARS promoters
Activist, Deji Adeyanju petitions Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee over lawyer who filed lawsuit against him, Falz, Aisha Yesufu and other #EndSARS promoters

Kenechukwu who is based in Abuja, filed the criminal complaint against some Nigerians who publicly associated with the #EndSARS protests. He alleged that his properties were destroyed during the riots “instigated and incited” by the 50 “accused persons” and asked that promoters of the End SARS protests be brought to justice.
 

The case was instituted on Monday, November 9, pursuant to sections 88, 109(a), 110(1)(c) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.




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