The Federal High Court, in Abuja, has granted the Central Bank of Nigeria’s request (CBN) to freeze the accounts of 20 individuals and an organisation involved in the #EndSARS campaign.
According to details of the order, the request was granted by Justice Ahmed Mohammed. It was filed by the CBN on October 20.
The court order was addressed to the head offices of Access Bank, Fidelity Bank, First Bank Nigeria, Guaranty Trust Bank, United Bank of Africa, and Zenith Bank.
The court directed the banks to freeze, forthwith, all transactions on the 20 accounts on the list annexed to the CBN’s application as Exhibit A and all other bank accounts of the defendants and respondents for a period of 180 days pending the outcome of investigation and inquiry currently being conducted by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
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.
Others are Adegoke Pamilerin, Umoh Grace Ekanem, Babatunde Victor Segun, Mulu Louis Teghenan, Mary Oshifowora, Winifred Akpevweoghene Jacob, Victor Solomon, Idunu A. Williams, and Gatefield Nigeria Limited.
The #EndSARS campaigns occurred, last month, when individuals and groups came out to protest against police brutality in the country.
The protests, which started peacefully, were later hijacked by hoodlums.
While the federal government has repeatedly said it recognised that the demands of the protesters were genuine and it has met some of the demands.
The government has, however, now decided to go after some of the key leaders of the protest.
Earlier this week, one of the conveners of the protest, was barred from travelling abroad on a scheduled visit and had her passport was seized.Follow us on social media