- The publisher of Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore has reacted to reports that his bank account with the Bank of America was frozen
- Sowere said reports on the freezing of his accounts is allegedly being spread by the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his associates
- The Sahara Reporters publisher also posted screenshots of his account details
The publisher of Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore has reacted to reports that his bank account with the Bank of America was frozen.
Sowore in a Facebook post on Monday, July 31, said reports that his account with the American bank frozen is allegedly being spread by the Senate President Bukola Saraki and his associates.
The controversial publisher further posted screenshots of his accounts - local and international - to drive home his claims.
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He said: "Folks: Let me just act goofy today by declaring all my private bank accounts publicly just so that so some of you can get some answers you need."
Sowore denying the claims said he does not have a personal account with the BOFA.
"It is important to let you know that the Bank Of America (BOFA) bank account summary being bandied around by Bukola Saraki and his minions yesterday was manufactured since last week. I do not have a personal or investment account at BOFA.
"However, after hitting them hard yesterday revealing their fraudulent legal judgements in Ilorin, they had to resort to something.
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"These screenshots of my accounts both in the US and Nigeria were taken today," Sowore said.
"Please understand that my Nigerian accounts have been frozen via a kangaroo court order obtained from a Jankara judge in Ilorin, Kwara state.
"My confirmed cash balance across two (US and Nigeria) continents as of this morning stands at $6,213 minus $6, 100 and debit card balance of $100 frozen in my GTB account. My account balance in naira is less than N2,000.
"My available bank cash today in the US is approximately $13!
"I also have close to £10 left from funds that I exchanged while in the UK this past weekend.
"Mind you I am not seeking anyone's sympathy, there is no need for it," he said.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that a court in Ilorin froze the account of the online medium and its publisher.
Documents seen by Legit.ng showed that the Ilorin High Court president over by Justice Adeyinka Oyinloye gave the order on Tuesday, July 25.
The Senate President had through his lawyer Babatunde Olomu asked for the intervention of the court over series of libelous publication made by Sahara Reporters against Saraki.
See the Facebook post by Sowere below:
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