A social media petition by former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, to have President Muhammadu Buhari tried and imprisoned by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, has received 100,000 signatures.
Omokri announced this following recovery of the platform which was hacked by hackers, who, according to him, were paid by the Presidency.
The petition was filed on November 17, 2021, and reached 50,000 signatures in under 48 hours. Then it was hacked by unknown hackers on the evening of November19, 2021 just as it reached 80,000 signatures.
However, following direct consultations between Omokri and those running the platform, the petition was restored to its original language on Friday, November 26, 2021, and less than 24 hours after it was restored, it hit 100,000 signatures and counting.
The petition is directed at the International Criminal Court and comes after Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry on EndSARS indicted the Buhari administration in its report.
At 100,000 signatures in 96 hours (the time when it was hacked is not counted), the petition is the first petition of Nigerian origin to hit that number in that time frame, showing the support of the Nigerian public to make Buhari pay for the odious murder of young Nigerians on October 20, 2020, by armed security personnel.
The president, it is understood, had feared the #EndSARS protests would lead to his overthrow.