The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has disclosed that it would oppose the $1bn suit filed against Twitter boss, Jack Dorsey.
The suit was filed by Adamu Garba, a businessman and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Specifically, SERAP made this known via its official handle on microblogging site, Twitter
Further, SERAP revealed 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 suit against the Twitter CEO.
‘‘BREAKING: We’ve decided to join S/N: FHC/ABJ/CS/1391/2020 filed by APC member seeking to shutdown Twitter because of #EndSARS protests.
‘‘We’ll challenge this suit, defend free speech & access to information of everyone. If you would like to join us, please send your full names,’’ it tweeted.
BREAKING: We've decided to join S/N: FHC/ABJ/CS/1391/2020 filed by APC member seeking to shutdown Twitter because of #EndSARS protests.
We'll challenge this suit, defend free speech & access to information of everyone.
If you would like to join us, please send your full names.
— SERAP (@SERAPNigeria) October 20, 2020
Equally important, 1st News had reported that Garba had, on Tuesday, filed a $1 billion-dollar suit against the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and founder of Twitter International Company, Dorsey, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged sponsorship of the ongoing #EndSARS protest across the country.
Garba instituted the case with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/1391/2020 through his lawyer, Abbas Ajiya.
Further, he urged the court to direct Dorsey to stop Twitter operations in any part of Nigeria.
The case is yet to be assigned to a judge.
Also joined as respondents are the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF); National Security Adviser, Inspector-General of Police and the Director General of Department of State Service (DSS). Also joined in the suit is the Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC); Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC); Jack Dorsey, Twitter International Company and the #ENDSARS protesters as 2nd to 10th respondents respectively.
Meanwhile, part of his prayers is to stop the operation of Twitter in any part of the territory of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.