- Authorities in Nigeria have been hounding promoters of #EndSARS
- The Nigerian Senate says it is not aware of the development
- The Senate, however, promised to look into the issue in due time
The Nigerian Senate on Monday, November 9 said that it is not aware of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN freezing the bank accounts of some leaders of the #EndSARS protesters.
According to the Senate, the governor of CBN, Godwin Emefiele never wrote to it prior to taking such a decision.
This came up when the minister of justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN appeared before the Senate committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters for the defence of his ministry’s 2021 budget estimates.
Speaking with journalists shortly after Malami appeared before his committee, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, who chairs the committee, said that the Senate was awaiting further information on the issue of freezing the accounts of #EndSARS leaders from the nation’s apex bank.
Senator Bamidele who spoke when asked what step the Senate was taking on the issue, said that the matter was at the moment not before the red chamber.
“We read it in the news like every one of us. Our committee is also interested in knowing what is going on in this regard. As it is our committee is neither in a position to either explain or defend.”
“We will reach out to the executive. If it is true, we would find out what the stakeholders in charge are trying to achieve with this.”
Bamidele who noted that the committee was unaware of the recent arrest and imprisonment of six persons over allegations of sponsoring the terror group, Boko Haram, said that his committee would also investigate it with a view to understanding the true position of things.
Meanwhile, the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) have asked the federal government to compensate families of victims of police brutality nationwide.
This was contained in a communique by the YPF after its retreat in Abuja on Saturday, October 31.
The communique obtained by Legit.ng was signed by the chairman of YPF, Honourable Kabir Ibrahim Tukura, and secretary, Honourable Simon Karu Elisha.
Legit.ng gathered that the strategy meeting, among other things, discussed the historic evolution of youth movements, challenges of youth development in Nigeria, and the opportunities for constitutional amendments and electoral reforms.
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