Following the SARS End protests in Nigeria, the Global Amnesty Watch, GAW, and some rights groups have said that some celebrities tried to create a monarchy using fake news.
The rights groups said that some Nigerian celebrities and international NGOs, NGOs, incited violence through false news.
In a memo sent to the Lagos State Judicial Review and Recovery Panel with pieces of evidence, GAW named popular singer Falz, DJ Switch, Feminist Coalition, Burna Boy, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and Nnamdi Kanu about being responsible for wiping out false news aimed at causing anarchy in the country.
The rights groups called for the punishment of those accused of abusing Nigerians that led to “near violation of law and order” that accompanied the protests of EndSARS, particularly in Lagos State.
The memorandum was signed by Abdulmalik Alfa, Werigbelegha Zinake, Linda Etafia and Sadiq Abdullahi on behalf of the International Forum for the Protection of Human Rights (IHRPF), Center for the Advancement of Human Rights in Nigeria (CHRAN), Global Integrity Crusade Network (GICN) and Make Nigeria Better Campaign (MNBI).
GAW also removed celebrities such as “Folarin Falana known as Falz, Disc Jockey, DJ Switch, Feminist Coalition, Burna Boy, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and Nnamdi Kanu from being at the forefront of this campaign to destroy the country with fake news . ”
“It is accepted that the nationwide EndSARS complaint lacks a leadership structure. Although this situation has been found in several places, however, there seems to be a connection in terms of logistical support to the protesters across the country. It is dubious to say that the EndSARS complaint was funded by a covert network that raised more than N75 Million from donations from individuals in Nigerian and off the coast of the country through an organization called The Feminist Coalition, ”the memo read to some extent.
They also eliminated the army “any crime at the Lekki tax gate, Lagos or anywhere in the country.”
Recall that DJ Switch had accused soldiers of killing peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll gate.