- With the freezing of accounts of EndSARS protesters generating a whirlpool of reactions, some Nigerian institutions are yet to comment
- Two of the powerful institutions are the Nigerian Senate and the office of the minister of justice and attorney general
- 20 EndSARS protesters' accounts were frozen by the apex bank, CBN, with the presidency maintaining that they must be ready to face the laws
As controversy continues to trail the freezing of the accounts of 20 EndSARS protesters by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), powerful institutions including the Senate and office of the attorney general of the federation have continued to maintain a deafening silence.
Legit.ng recalls that the request to freeze the accounts of those linked to the #EndSARS protests was granted by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja in an ex parte order.
The affected individuals have been identified as Bolatito Racheal Oduala, Chima David Ibebunjoh, Mary Doose Kpengwa, Saadat Temitope Bibi, Adegoke Pamilerin Yusif, Umoh Grace Ekanem, Babatunde Victor Segun, Mulu Louis Teghenan, Mary Oshifowora.
Others are Winifred Akpevweoghene Jacob, Victor Solomon, Idunu A. Williams, Gatefield Nigeria Limited, a group that funded the media coverage of the protest, Bassey Victor Israel, Wisdom Busaosowo Obi, Nicholas Ikhalea Osazele, Ebere Idibie, Akintomide Lanre Yusuf, Uhuo Ezenwanyi Promise, and Mosopefoluwa Odeseye.
When asked to speak on the legality of the CBN's action, chairman of the Senate committee on judiciary, legal and human rights, Opeyemi Bamidele (Ekiti Central), refused to comment on the development.
He, however, said his committee has not been briefed about the development, saying "it came to us as news."
Malami refused to comment
Minister of justice and attorney general, Abubakar Malami, during the justice ministry's budget defence on Monday, November 9, also refused to comment on the CBN's action.
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He, instead, smiled and walked away when being confronted by the journalists.
They must face the wrath of their actions
Meanwhile, 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 also berated desperate politicians for sponsoring the EndSARS protest and told them to publicly denounce the destruction.
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