A frontline human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has been dragged to the International Criminal Court, ICC.
Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, was dragged to ICC by an organisation, Make Nigeria Better Initiative, MNBI, for allegedly instigating the #EndSARS protests that led to the deaths of many Nigerians.
The complaint dated 4th November, 2020, was addressed to the Office of Madame Fatou Bensouda, the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC).
In the complaints filed by Joseph Nwaegbu, Esq. a Senior Associate of Pathfind Attorneys on behalf of Make Nigeria Better Initiative (MNBI), claimed the role played by Mr. Falana before, during and after what observers described as “the mother of all protests in Nigeria” was not only ignoble but criminal.
The group in their lawsuit, also accused Falana of having maintained antagonistic posture against Nigeria’s security forces, especially the military ever since the country returned to democracy.