The lawsuit brought against Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter by former presidential hopeful Adamu Garba, was postponed by the Abuja Federal High Court until April 2021 after the plaintiff and his lawyer refused to appear.
Garba, on October 20, filed the lawsuit against Dorsey. According to the politician who is a member of APC, Dorsey’s endorsement of the #EndSARS protest helped fuel the crisis that erupted after she was kidnapped by thugs.
Adamu in the court document asked the court to force Jack to pay the Nigerian government one billion dollars as compensation for all damages caused by the #EndSARS protest.
He also asked the court to force Jack to establish a Twitter office here in Nigeria. He claimed that the grand plan of Jack and others was to overthrow the government in power using the EndSARS protest. He asked the court to force the Nigerian Communications Commission to shut down Twitter and prevent it from operating within Nigerian cyberspace.
Lawyer Tope Akinyode, who was in court for today’s hearing, gave an update on the case through his Twitter account. Tope, who has represented some of the #EndSARS protesters in Abuja in court, wrote;
”BREAKING: I was in Federal Superior Court today to defend Adamu Garba’a’s lawsuit against @jack and @Twitter. However, @adamugarba
& his lawyers did not appear in Court without giving reasons and the Court has postponed the case until April 22, 2021. “
Garba has not come out to react to his tweet.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have taken to social media to strike at Garba.
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