Lekki Massacre: Lawyer Sues Buhari, Others N10 billion


A Human right lawyer identified as Olukoya Ogungbeje has filed a lawsuit before the Federal High Court in Lagos, following the killing of peaceful #EndSars protesters at the Lekki toll gate on the 20th of October, 2020.

The lawsuit was filed against Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd,), Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, and 10 others for flouting fundamental human rights.

The law suite filed stated that ‘the brutal shooting and killing and use of brute force against unarmed, defenseless and peaceful protesters/Nigerian citizens engaging in the #ENDSARS peaceful protest on October 20, 2020, at the Lekki tollgate were illegal, unlawful, undemocratic, oppressive, wicked and unconstitutional.’

Barr Ogungbeje has however urged the court to compel the defendants to “immediately pay N10bn compensation to all the victims of the mindless shooting and brutal killing at Lekki tollgate.”

He added that the unleashing of brutal force and shooting at the peaceful protesters were a violation of the protesters’ constitutional “right to life, fair hearing, right to peaceful assembly and association guaranteed under sections 33, 36, 38, 39 and 40 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.

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