One group, the Make Nigeria Better Initiative (MNBI), dragged Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist Femi Falana to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for her involvement in the country’s recent #EndSARS protest.
Last month, peaceful protesters took to the streets in Nigeria to demand an end to police brutality, even as the protest escalates to violence after being captured by thugs and other attacks by security officials.
Femi Falana was prosecuted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on a petition filed by Joseph Nwaegbu, Esq. Senior Assistant Attorneys at Pathfind on behalf of the Make Nigeria Better Initiative (MNBI) on November 3, 2020.
The petition was sent to the office of Ms. Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The human rights defender was accused of instigating the #EndSARS crisis, which resulted in the deaths of many Nigerians.
The group, which also accused Falana of maintaining an antagonistic stance towards the Nigerian security forces, especially the military, after the country returned to democracy, also said that his role in the protest was not only ignoble but also criminal. …
The petition, however, came after the human rights defender announced that he and other lawyers were collecting evidence to secure the trial of Army Chief of Staff Tukur Buratai in the International Criminal Court.
See below the petition written against him;