Godwin Emefiele under attack over order to freeze accounts

Godwin Emefiele, Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, has come under attack for filing a suit seeking to freeze the accounts of 19 EndSARS protests.

TruetellsNigeria reported that the request filed by the CBN on October 20 was granted by Justice Ahmed Mohammed of a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The court order directed all head offices of Access Bank, Fidelity Bank, First Bank Nigeria, Guaranty Trust Bank, United Bank of Africa, and Zenith Bank, directed the banks to freeze all transactions on the 20 accounts on the list for a period of 180 days pending the outcome of investigation and inquiry conducted by CBN.

Some of the affected individuals include Bolatito Racheal Oduala, Chima David Ibebunjoh, Mary Doose Kpengwa, Saadat Temitope Bibi, Bassey Victor Israel, Wisdom Busaosowo Obi, Nicholas Ikhalea Osazele, Ebere Idibie, Akintomide Lanre Yusuf, Uhuo Ezenwanyi Promise and Mosopefoluwa Odeseye.

The development has stirred reactions from Nigerians who accused Emefiele of being used as a tool by the Buhari-led government to oppress the youths.

Some Nigerian youths criticised the CBN Governor for having a dialogue with some End SARS promoters, but proceeded behind closed doors to freeze accounts.

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