CBN ACCUSES #ENDSARS CAMPAIGNERS OF TERRORISM

Written by on November 11, 2020

MEANWHILE, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WAS ABLE TO FREEZE THE ACCOUNTS OF 20 #ENDSARS CAMPAIGNERS AFTER TELLING A FEDERAL HIGH COURT IN ABUJA THAT THE FUNDS IN THEIR ACCOUNTS MIGHT HAVE BEEN LINKED TO TERRORIST ACTIVITIES.

THIS IS ACCORDING TO A WRITTEN ADDRESS IN SUPPORT OF A MOTION EX PARTE FILED BY THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.

THE CBN HAD IN THE SECOND WEEK OF OCTOBER FROZEN 20 ACCOUNTS AND THEREAFTER APPROACHED THE COURT TO SEEK AN EX PARTE ORDER TO FREEZE THE ACCOUNTS.

IN THE CASE WITH SUIT, FILED BEFORE JUSTICE A. R. MOHAMMED, THE CBN, HOWEVER, MADE NO MENTION OF THE FACT THAT THE 20 ACCOUNTS WERE OWNED BY PERSONS INVOLVED IN THE #ENDSARS PROTESTS, BUT TOLD THE COURT THAT THE FUNDS MIGHT HAVE EMANATED FROM TERRORIST ACTIVITIES.

IN A SUPPORTING AFFIDAVIT DEPOSED TO BY ONE AONDOWASE JACOB ON BEHALF OF THE CBN, IT WAS STATED THAT THE HEAD OF THE ECONOMIC INTELLIGENCE UNIT OF THE GOVERNOR’S DEPARTMENT, CBN, JOSEPH OMAYUKU, HAD CONDUCTED AN INVESTIGATION ON THE ACCOUNTS OF THE DEFENDANTS AND OTHER INDIVIDUALS AND ENTITIES HELD WITH CERTAIN BANKS IN NIGERIA.

ACCORDING TO THE AFFIDAVIT, THE INVESTIGATION SHOWED THAT THE OWNERS OF THE ACCOUNTS MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN TERRORIST ACTIVITIES.


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