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CBN obtains court order to freeze accounts of Rinu, Pamilerin, 18 other #EndSARS promoters (Screenshots)



The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN has obtained a federal court order to freeze the bank accounts of 19 individuals and a public affairs company linked to the #EndSARS protests last month.

According to leaked documents, CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele filed an ex-parte court application to freeze the accounts on October 20, 2020 which was granted by Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Abuja Federal High Court, TheCable and Peoples Gazette report.

Michael Aondoakaa, former attorney-general argued the case for the freezing of the accounts on behalf of CBN, documents showed.

The bank accounts blocked included those run by Gatefield, a firm, and Bassey Israel, a pharmacist.

Some Nigerians over the past few days, have been complaining that their bank accounts were frozen in relation to their roles in the #EndSARS protests, with CBN being mentioned as the main culprit of the punitive measure, a claim the apex bank has denied.

See full list of the affected #EndSARS promoters;

Bolatito Rachael Oduala (Rinu)

Chima David Ibebunjoh

Mary Doose Kpengwa

Gatefield Nigeria Limited

Saadat Temitope Bibi

Bassey Victor Israel

Wisdom Busaosowo Obi

Nicholas Ikhalea Osazele

Ebere Idibie

Akintomide Lanre Yusuf

Uhuo Ezenwanyi Promise

Mosopefoluwa Odeseye

Adegoke Pamilerin Emmanuel

Umoh Grace Ekanem

Babatunde Victor Segun

Mulu Louis Teghenan

Mary Oshifowora

Winifred Akpevweoghene Jacob

Victor Solomon

Idunu A. Williams.

See the documents below:

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