No Show: Adamu Garba, Lawyers Absent In Court For $1 Billion Suit Against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey
Former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, who filed a law suit against Twitter Chief Executive Officer, Jack Dorsey for supporting #ENDSARS anti police brutality protests today refused to show up in court to defend his suit.
The development was made known by Tope Akinyode, a lawyer, who joined the suit to defend Twitter. Akinyode in a series of tweets revealed that both Garba and his lawyers were conspicously absent in court, leaving the judge no other choice but to adjourn the case.
— Tope Akinyode (@TopeAkinyode) November 25, 2020
BREAKING: I was at the Federal High Court today to defend Adamu Garba’a lawsuit against @jack and @Twitter. However, @adamugarba & his lawyers failed to show up in Court without given reasons & the Court has now adjourned case to 22nd April, 2021.
Comment & quote this tweet with #twitterlawsuit. Let’s make #twitterlawsuit trend so Adamu Garba and his Associates will get the clear message.
On 28th of October,2020, Akinyode had in a series of tweets revealed that he would be challenging Adamu Garba’s suit against Twitter in court. He wrote:
— Tope Akinyode (@TopeAkinyode) October 28, 2020
Akinyode’s notice of joinder came 8 days after Adamu Garba revealed he had filed a lawsuit against Dorsey to the tune of $1 billion.
Garba, who is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, filed the ‘fundamental human rights suit’ before a Federal High Court in Abuja.
The motion on notice was brought pursuant to order II Rules 1, 2, 3 of the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 2009 and Sections 34(1), 35(1) and 41(1) and 43 of the 1999 Constitution.
Others joined in the suit include the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Attorney General of the Federation, the National Security Adviser, the Inspector General of Police, the Director-General of the Department of State Services, the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Nigeria Communications Commission.
Garba in the suit sought an “order directing the 8th (Dorsey) and 9th (Twitter) respondents jointly to pay him the sum of $1bn as damages”.
The case has now been adjourned to the Court has now adjourned case to 22nd April, 2021.