EndSARS: Court grants CBN's request to freeze accounts of promoters

EndSARS: Court grants CBN's request to freeze accounts of promoters

- CBN has been given the green light to freeze the accounts of people linked to the #EndSARS protests

- The apex bank's request was granted by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja

- According to the report, CBN had filed the request back on Tuesday, October 20

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s request to freeze the accounts of those linked to the #EndSARS protests has been granted by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

According to TheCable, Nigeria's apex bank was given the go-ahead to freeze the accounts of 19 people and a public affairs company linked to the protests against police brutality in Nigeria.

A document sighted by the news publication showed that on Tuesday, October 20, CBN filed the request and was granted permission by the court on Thursday, November 5.

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EndSARS: Court grants CBN's request to freeze accounts of promoters

Federal High Court grants CBN's request to freeze accounts of #EndSARS promoters. Photo credit: The Guardian
Source: UGC

Recall that in the last few weeks, youths in major cities protested across the country calling for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police.

This development is coming after the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) explained why it seized the passport of a prominent EndSARS protester, Modupe Odele.

The NIS spokesman, Sunday James, on Thursday, November 5, explained that the seizure of Odele's passport is part of the NIS' routine border checks.

Odele, a lawyer and a member of the Feminist Coalition, had claimed she was restricted from travelling out of the country by NIS officials.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government denied compiling a ‘no-fly list’ of Nigerian youths who participated in the #ENDSARS protests across the country.

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The Federal Ministry of Interior stated this in a tweet on Tuesday, November 3, in reaction to a media report by an online publication.

The federal government has described as fake news a report claiming that it was restricting some key #EndSARS protesters from travelling out of Nigeria.

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Source: Legit.ng

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