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Court throws out Adamu Garba’s suit challenging Twitter operations in Nigeria

The Federal High Court in Abuja, has dismissed a lawsuit by former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, challenging the operations of Twitter in Nigeria.

According to the Socio-economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, Justice Abubakar gave the ruling on Wednesday.

Garba, had in 2020 asked the court to ban Twitter from operating in any part of Nigeria.

He accused the global tech firm of “sponsoring” the #EndSARS protests in the country.

Protests broke out in Nigeria in October 2020 as citizens took to the streets to demand an end to the activities of the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police.

The APC Chieftain asked the court to give “an order directing the respondent to stop the operation of Twitter in any part of the territory of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“An order directing the respondents to jointly pay the applicant the sum of $1billion as damages.”

In a tweet on Wednesday, SERAP wote; “BREAKING: Following application by SERAP, Justice Abubakar of the Federal High Court (Court 5), Abuja today struck out the suit by Mr Adamu Garba, APC member, seeking to stop Twitter from operating within the Nigerian cyberspace.

“Mr Adamu filed the suit in 2020.”

 

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