The Nigerian Bar Association confirmed on Monday that Kenechukwu Okeke who filed a criminal complaint before an Abuja Magistrate Court over the actions of 50 persons, including celebrities during the October 2020 EndSARS struggles is fake and was never called to bar.
The NBA reported Okeke via an official letter to the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Kubwe.
SaharaReporters gathered that at the hearing of the matter on Monday, the case was called up and there were introductions from the celebrities, others and applicant, Deji Adeyanju’s lead counsel, Samuel Ihensekhien and Kenechukwu Okeke, who appeared as the first defendant, and as a counsel for himself.
The applicant’s lead counsel, Ihensekhien informed the court that by an official letter filed by the NBA the chairman of Abuja capital that the purported first defendant in the case, Okeke, who has been filing different court processes all over Nigeria was actually not a lawyer.
The association insisted that Okeke was not called to the bar and the NBA would further take legal and prosecutorial steps against Okeke in the case.
In his reaction, the NBA Abuja Chairman, Chukwuemeka and a representative of the NBA concurred with the applicant’s counsel’s submission and informed the court of an official NBA letter evidencing all the submissions above and further documentary evidence and authentication from NBA website that Okeke was not a lawyer.
He informed the court that the NBA would be prosecuting Kenechukwu Okeke for impersonation in the case, and in view of all the above, the FCT High Court presided by Justice Bello Kawu then adjourned the case to March 30, 2021.
Okeke, who was physically present in court, appeared visibly angry and was seen shouting and behaving unruly while the presiding judge cautioned him to be careful.
Okeke who had promised before court sitting to grant an interview to newsmen was seen rushing away from the FCT court.