Court orders CBN to unfreeze accounts of #EndSARS promoters

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to unfreeze the bank accounts of the 20 #EndSARS promoters.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed gave the order following an agreement reached by parties in the suit to amicably resolve the matter.

The Judge commended lawyer to the CBN, Mister Michael Andoaka and lawyer to the defendants, Mister Femi Falana and ruled that “all processes filed in respect of the case are hereby deemed to have been withdrawn.”

Justice Mohammed also set aside an order he gave on November 4, 2020 and directed that all the accounts of the affected persons “be immediately defreeze.”

The CBN, in an exparte motion had prayed the court to freeze the bank accounts of Bolatito Rachael Oduala and 19 others who participated in protest demanding an end to police brutality in the country.

The apex bank said it took the action to investigate the promoters of the protest on allegations bordering on terrorism financing, among others.

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