- The leadership of the southwest governors forum has advised EndSARS protest promoters whose accounts were frozen by CBN what to do
- The chairman of the forum, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, called on the affected persons to take the issue to court
- However, the governor noted that some persons funded the rallies with motives other than the EndSARS protest
- Akeredolu added that he sees nothing wrong in the decision of the apex bank
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has reacted to the resolve of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to freeze the accounts of some EndSARS protest promoters.
Akeredolu who is the chairman of the southwest governors' forum on Wednesday, November 11, advised the affected persons to take the issue to a competent court, adding that he does not see anything wrong in the freezing of the bank accounts, Channels TV reports.
The Ondo governor urged the campaigners to explain the source and use of the funds sent to them during the protest, adding that this is not the first time accounts are frozen by the apex bank.
He claimed that a school of thought claims that some persons with ulterior intentions gave funds during the rallies.
“The issue, when it was raised, generated debate. But it was so clear that some people were getting to fund this for reasons other than #EndSARS."
Moreover, he noted that the southwest governors' forum is on the matter and has already taken a decision on how to resolve it.
Meanwhile, the CBN had sought an ex parte order to freeze the account of 20 members of the EndSARS movement in what had been generating a whirlpool of reaction.
The reason for the action had been unravelled as contained in a case with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/1384/2020, filed before Justice A. R. Mohammed of Abuja Federal High Court.
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