CBN freezes Bank accounts of #EndSARS protesters
There are indications that the #EndSARS protesters may likely return to the streets for a fresh protest after the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN received court’s approval to freeze the accounts of 19 individuals and a public affairs company linked to the EndSARS protests.
The request filed by the CBN on October 20 was granted by Justice Ahmed Mohammed of Federal High Court in Abuja, according to a Daily Post report.
The court order directed to all the head offices of Access Bank, Fidelity Bank, First Bank Nigeria, Guaranty Trust Bank, United Bank of Africa, and Zenith Bank, demanded all the banks to freeze all transactions on the 20 accounts on the list for a period of 180 days pending the outcome of investigation and inquiry conducted by CBN.
Some of the affected individuals include Bolatito Racheal Oduala, Chima David Ibebunjoh, Mary Doose Kpengwa, Saadat Temitope Bibi, Bassey Victor Israel, Wisdom Busaosowo Obi, Nicholas Ikhalea Osazele, Ebere Idibie, Akintomide Lanre Yusuf, Uhuo Ezenwanyi Promise and Mosopefoluwa Odeseye.
This has stirred reactions from Nigerians who blatantly condemned the Buhari-led adminstration for oppressing the youths.
Some Nigerians threatened to hit the streets again to protest oppression, even as others called for withdrawal of Rinu and other members from the judicial panel set up to investigate alleged cases of police brutality.
Below are some of the reactions that trailed the move.