The Feminist Coalition used the EndSARS protests to instigave Nigerians against their own government and its police force, Islamic scholar and security expert Malam Lawal Gusau is alleging.
Recall that the coalition, a non-governmental organisation, was instrumental in raising funds needed for feeding and treating protesters.
Gusau believes that is a crime and has officially petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari and the Department of State Services (DSS) on the matter.
Gusau also used the petition, dated October 20, 2020, to lay criminal allegations against UK-based Feminist Coalition member Fikhirriya Hashim.
The letter is titled “Complaint of Instigation of Public Disturbances, Instigation of Nigerians Against a Government Institution (Nigeria Police Force) and Subversion of Nigerian Democracy Against one Fikhirriya Hashim and Her Organisation, Feminist Coalition”.
Gusau also wrote the British High Commission, the African Union, the United Nations and the United States Government.
“Fikhirriya, a Nigerian residing in the United Kingdom, has been the brains behind the crisis and she did confess in her social media postings as well as interview with the BBC Hausa Service,” the Islamic scholar said.
Gusau stated that it is legitimate to criticise the government but it is wrong to do so in a malignant manner as this could affect public peace.
He said Section 50(3) of the Criminal Code states that a ‘seditious intention’ is an intention to raise discontent or disaffection among the citizens or other inhabitants of Nigeria.
The petition further read, “So, we hold Fikhirriya, her NGO and all those related with the protests responsible for lives that were lost as well as all the properties destroyed by the protesters across the nation.
“In view of the above, we wish to request you to use your good offices and God-given position to commence full-scale investigation, arrest and prosecution of Fikhirriya and her co-travellers.
“We have attached all documented facts that will not only prove our evidence but will give you more insight into Fikhirriya’s excesses and disrespect to the people and government of Nigeria.”