- Garba Shehu said the EndSARS leaders who CBN froze their accounts must face the consequence of their actions
- The presidential aide also stated that the government will never allow a constitutionally allowed exercise to degenerate into disorder
- Shehu maintained that Muhammadu Buhari is the president and would allow the laws to take its course
The Nigerian presidency has stated that EndSARS promoters must face the wrath of the law for leading a protest that led to the indiscriminate destruction of government properties.
Garba Shehu, a senior presidential aide on media and publicity on Sunday, November 8, made this known on Channels TV, with his comment backing the recent freezing of suspected EndSARS leaders' accounts.
Shehu, who noted that President Muhammadu Buhari is responsible for his government, said the constitution, though allows peaceful protest, does not give room for riots and violence.
Legit.ng recalls that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s request to freeze the accounts of those linked to the #EndSARS protests was granted by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
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.
Speaking on Sunday, Shehu further explained that with the destruction that trailed the EndSARS protest, the laws of the country must be "allowed to decide."
“I am not particular about any celebrity or promoter but this country has been harmed enormously and people should be prepared to account for what they did.
“Now, the laws of the country must be allowed to decide, to rule on wrongdoing on the part of anybody.
"This country has only one president and has only one constitution. President Muhammadu Buhari is responsible for his government. The buck stops on his table."
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Shehu also berated desperate politicians for sponsoring the EndSARS protest and told them to publicly denounce the destruction.
Meanwhile, Shehu Sani, a former senator who represented Kaduna Central, has knocked the governors and leaders from the northern region for prioritising "the issue of social media over the issue that affects the lives and livelihoods of their people."
Speaking in an interview, the former lawmaker described as a misplaced priority the northern governors' controversial resolution that the social media should be censored and regulated.
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