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ENDSARS: Deji Adeyanju Asks LPDC To Punish Okeke For Filing Criminal Complaint Against #EndSARS Protesters

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Rights Activist, Deji Adeyanju

By Matthew Ogune, Abuja

Rights Activist, Deji Adeyanju of the ‘Concerned Nigeria’ advocacy group has petitioned, Anthony Kenechukwu Okeke, to the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) on allegations of professional misconduct.

The petition/complaint which is dated 11th of November, 2020, borders majorly on the event surrounding the criminal complaint initiated by Okeke.

He alleged that Okeke has acted in unprofessional respect by filing the criminal complaint, referring to Rule 1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC).

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Adeyanju who based his petition on Rules 1, 39(2), 47(1), 55 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, which borders on unbecoming actions of Legal Practitioners, Advertisement, Frivolous litigation, and punishment respectively is asking the LPDC to investigate the issue in question and recommend Okeke for prosecution for unethical behavior.

Consequently, he urged the LPDC to recommend him for possible prosecution.

Recall that, Okeke, an Abuja based Legal practitioner had filed a criminal complaint at the FCT Magistrate Court, Abuja, against 50 persons who were alleged to be promoters of the EndSARS protest, of which Deji Adeyanju name appeared as number 17 on the complaint.

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