By Simdi Gloria:-
Former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba had dragged Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO to court for endorsing and supporting the recent #EndSARS protest in Nigeria
However, Adamu absented himself from the court when the case was called up in the suit against Jack Dorsey.
Tope Akinyode, a lawyer, who joined the suit to defend Twitter, said, “I was at the Federal High Court today to defend Adamu Garba’s lawsuit against @jack and @Twitter. However, @adamugarba & his lawyers failed to show up in Court without given reasons & the Court has now adjourned case to 22nd April 2021.”
Akinyode said while announcing his joining of the suit against Twitter said, “I’ve filed court processes to challenge @adamugarba’s lawsuit against @jack and @Twitter. Jack’s support for Nigeria’s cause is commendable. We’ll protect our freedom of expression and resist the move to ban Twitter in Nigeria.”
Akinyode said he was an avid Twitter user, and that it had been a significant avenue for him and other Nigerians to air their opinions and exercise their freedom of expression.
Garba had filed a $1bn lawsuit against Twitter and its founder, Jack Dorsey, at the Federal High Court Abuja, over his role in the #EndSARS protests, which had led to violence across the country, resulting in the destruction of properties and loss of lives.
Jack was accused of actively supporting the funding of the #EndSARS protests across the nation as disclosed by Adamu Garba through a series of tweet posted on his official Twitter handle on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
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