A former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has dragged Twitter and its founder, Jack Dorsey, to a Federal High court in Abuja, demanding $1bn due to his alleged support to the #EndSARS protests rocking the nation.
Techeconomy.ng gathered that Dorsey had expressed his support for the #EndSARS protests across the country.
Garba, who is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), filed a fundamental human rights suit before the Court on Tuesday, October 20.
According to a document obtained by this medium, a motion on notice was brought pursuant to order II Rules 1, 2, 3 of the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 2009 and Sections 34(1), 35(1) and 41(1) and 43 of the 1999 Constitution.
Others joined in the suit include the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Attorney General of the Federation, the National Security Adviser, the Inspector General of Police, the Director-General of the Department of State Services, the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and Nigeria Communications Commission.
Garba is seeking an “order directing the 8th (Dorsey) and 9th (Twitter) respondents jointly to pay him the sum of $1bn as damages.”
He tweeted: “Dear @jack. It’ll do you a lot more-good if you stay away from Nigerian Politics. You should know that the so-called #EndSARS protest has transformed into political agitation, capable of breaking law & order in our country. You should not be a moral and financial sponsor to this.
“This is Nigeria; most of the demands initially presented were attended to by the responsible authorities. SARS no longer exists in this country. Your support for a disbanded entity was a needless interference. We cannot allow killings again in Nigeria in the name of protests.
“I understand that this may play well to your business, you have more content, more people, and more activity on your platform, but to us is about life, peace, and security of our dear country, we cannot allow you to be part of the people sponsoring disorder. We need peace and prosperity.
“I can see you are even sharing a link for people to donate money for this protest, an event capable of escalation beyond our already overstretched security management.
“If this protest continues to evolve into disorder (hopefully not) as a Nigerian citizen, we’ll meet in court.”
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