One of the biggest Human Rights Activist s in Nigeria, Femi Falana, SAN, has been dragged before the International Criminal Court, ICC, in Hague, for allegedly instigating the peaceful EndSARS protests that led to the destruction of properties, and other crimes against humanity in Nigeria, on Wednesday.
According to the criminal complaint filed by Joseph Nwaegbu, a Senior Associate of Pathfind Attorneys, on behalf of Make Nigeria Better Initiative, MNBI, the role played by Falana before, during, and after what Observers described as “the mother of all protests in Nigeria”, is not only ignoble, but criminal.
The group also accused Falana of spreading fake news, to further incite the youths in the country against the government, with killings and destruction of properties.
The group said that it has attached sensitive pieces of evidence on the allegations raised, to drive home their argument that Femi Falana ought to be prosecuted and sanctioned.
The ICC has acknowledged the receipt of the complaint.
According to a reply signed by the Head of Information and Evidence Unit of the ICC, Mark Dillon, the Communication has entered the Registry of the Court, and will be considered accordingly with the procedure and Rome Statute of the ICC.
The complaint dated 4th November, 2020, was addressed to the Office of Madame Fatou Bensouda, the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court.
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