SERAP employs Femi Falana to defend twitter founder over $1bn suit.
A former Nigeria presidential aspirant under All Progressives Congress (APC) party, Adamu Garba, has sued the founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, requesting $1bn damages, over the active #EndSARS protests in Nigeria.
Garba is aswell requesting the court to order the Nigeria Communication Commission “to stop the operation of Twitter International Company in any part of the territory of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
He further urged the court to direct the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and the 2nd to 6th respondents in the suit to take measures, including “using force that is reasonably appropriate in the circumstance of the protest” to stop activities of Dorsey and Twitter.
Adamu Garba, the native of Anambra state is also asking the court to make an order of perpetual injunction to restrain “Protesters (#EndSARS protest)” from further organising protests in any part of the country.
In a series of tweets, Garba accused Dorsey of soliciting funds for the protesters, saying he would sue him if the protest develop into a disorder.
SERAP employs Femi Falana to defend twitter founder over $1bn suit
SERAP said on Tuesday that it had already instructed human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), to lead a team of lawyers to, on behalf of Nigerians, oppose Garba’s lawsuit.
Garba received extensive violent reaction from Nigerian youths, who described him as part of the problem the protest aimed to address.
Corresponding to his suit, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project said, on its Twitter handle, it would oppose the suit in court.