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#EndSars Protesters Accounts Frozen

The controversial Ex Parte request by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to freeze the records of 20 high profile people associated to the #EndSARS protests. 

Numerous Nigerians, particularly young people have taken to online media to denounce the move by the Zenith Bank. 

Contentions have followed the ex parte request acquired by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to freeze the records of 20 people and an association connected to the #EndSARS lobby. 

Numerous Nigerians particularly young people have taken to online media to denounce the move by the zenith bank. 

Contentions have followed the ex parte request acquired by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to freeze the records of 20 people and an association connected to the #EndSARS lobby. 

Numerous Nigerians particularly young people have taken to online media to denounce the move by the zenith bank. 

Additionally, youth representatives at the Lagos legal board,  expressed their support of the #EndSars movement by boycotting the board's meeting last week.  

The Lagos Judicial Panel suspended its sitting till November fourteenth since individuals couldn't shape a majority. 

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja approved the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to freeze the records of 20 #EndSARS proponents with quick impact. 

The accounts in question  are with Access Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, Fidelity Bank, First Bank, United Bank for Africa, and Zenith Bank. 

This request on October 20, was allowed by Justice Ahmed Mohammed. 

Among those influenced are 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. 

 Adegoke Pamilerin stated, “My account has been frozen for over 2 weeks. Apparently CBN froze my account before they got a court order. Nigeria My Country, where the big and mighty do as they wish."

The court allowed the banks to freeze forthwith all exchanges on the 20 records on the rundown attached to the CBN's application as Exhibit An and all other financial balances of the litigants and respondents for a time of 180 days forthcoming the result of examination and request right now being led by the Central Bank of Nigeria. 

Many have denounced the move, portraying it as an endeavor to prompt a second influx of #EndSARS dissents the nation over. 

Popular TV host, Frank Edoho, @frankedoho tweeted, “So this useless government is freezing the account of #EndSARS protesters. Young people came out peacefully to implore the leaders to terminate a section of the police responsible for murders and their response is to freeze accounts? This government contains old fools.”

Also, PDP Candidate for Lagos East Senatorial District, Babatunde Gbadamosi said, “Freezing the accounts of organisers of a peaceful protest is ECONOMIC TERRORISM by the CBN. Does Godwin Emefiele sanction the brutality of SARS?”

Activist Lawyer, Inibehe Effiong said, “Free advice to #EndSARS protesters whose bank accounts have been frozen: Before you go to court or take any legal action, apply for and obtain the CTC of the ex-parte motion with the affidavit and other processes filed by the CBN Governor.

@EiENigeria said, “The Nigerian government wants us, when faced with official actions with which we disagree, to obey and submit without daring to object. Case in view: seizure of passports, freezing of accounts by CBN, continued arrests of #EndSARS protesters, blame game, etc. #EnoughIsEnough”

Investigative journalist, @fisayosoyombo said, “The freezing of @Gatefieldco’s Journalism Fund account by @myaccessbank & Godwin Emefiele’s @cenbank is a disguised attack on press freedom. Because they funded journalists to cover police brutality stories? Did Gatefield start supporting public-interest journalism yesterday?… CBN has now become so idle that it’s most pressing mandate is chasing the court for an order to freeze the accounts of 19 individuals and a company that supported the #EndSARS movement. But ask them to strengthen the naira against the dollar and it’s mission impossible!

@ayosogunro said, “With every passing day, there is more reason for #EndSARS protest. Along with the original issues, now we protest against: #LekkiMassacre and #oyingbomassacre, freezing of protester’s bank accounts, seizing of protester’s passports, the unconstitutional ban on protests.

 

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