Former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba has withdrawn his case against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for allegedly sponsoring the #EndSARS protests against police brutality.
Dorsey and many celebrities, sport stars and politicians spoke in support of the protests, which gained worldwide attention in October with the help of social media, especially through Twitter.
Like Piers Morgan, John Boyega, Kanye West, Mesut Ozil and other international figures, Dorsey used his Twitter platform to support the nationwide protest which gathered massive momentum in Nigeria.
Dorsey, in series of tweets, identified with the protesters using the hashtag #EndSARS.
The Twitter CEO thereafter supported the financing of the protest through Bitcoin donation and urged his over 5 million followers to follow suit.
The protest held in major Nigerian cities for about two weeks before it was abruptly halted when soldiers gunned down protesters.
In the wake of the looting and violence that trailed the protest, Garba sued the Twitter boss for allegedly meddling in Nigeria’s internal affairs and sponsoring the protests.
Garba said Jack’s support for the protest “was a needless interference. We cannot allow killings again in Nigeria in the name of protests. We cannot allow you to be part of the people sponsoring disorder”.
He thereafter instituted a $1 billion suit against Jack Dorsey at Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged sponsorship of the #EndSARS protest across the country.
However, on Monday, Garba said he has instructed his lawyers to withdraw the case despite initially boasting of certain victory in court.
In the caption of a video announcing his withdrawal of the suit, he expressed;
“I think the action have served its purpose. I’ve written to our lawyers to withdraw the case from court. I also tendered my sincere apologies to Nigerians who are pained by my #EndSARS actions. Nigeria shall rise.”
Garba said his case “with Jack was to prevent Nigerian from getting this foreign inteference in the name of human rights to cause havoc”.
He revealed that he is monitoring Dorsey and his company to ensure that he completely withdraws his support for the protest.
Garba threatened to reactivate the suit if Jack tweets about the halted #EndSARS protest.