Human right lawyer Olukoya Ogungbeje has filed a lawsuit against Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd,), Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, and 10 others for flouting fundamental human rights.
In the suit filled before the Federal High Court in Lagos, the Lawyer is pleading with the court to declare 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.”
Also, the lawyer Ogungbeje is urging 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 continued 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.
Lawyer Ogungbeje is also urging the court to “compelling the immediate prosecution of all the culpable security agents, soldiers and persons directly or indirectly or remotely involved in the dastardly shooting and killing of unarmed, defenceless and peaceful protesters/victims of the #ENDSARS peaceful protests at the Lekki Tollgate on the 20th of October 2020.
The other people include Federal Government, the Nigerian Army, Chief of Defense Staff, Inspector-General of Police; Nigeria Police Force; State Security Service; Director-General, SSS; Lagos State Government; Attorney General of Lagos State; and the Attorney General of the Federation.