PANEL SUSPENDS SITTING AS YOUTHS PROTEST CBN FREEZING OF MEMBERS’ ACCOUNTS

Written by on November 9, 2020

THE SITTING OF THE LAGOS STATE PANEL OF JUDICIAL INQUIRY PROBING THE ALLEGED SHOOTING OF #ENDSARS PROTESTERS AT THE LEKKI TOLLGATE WAS FRUSTRATED ON SATURDAY DUE TO THE ABSENCE OF THE TWO YOUTH MEMBERS OF THE PANEL, OLUWARINU ODUALA AND TEMITOPE MAJEKODUNMI.

ODUALA, WHO IS ONE OF THE PROMOTERS OF THE #ENDSARS PROTEST, FAILED TO SHOW UP FOR THE SATURDAY SITTING IN PROTEST AGAINST THE FREEZING OF HER BANK ACCOUNT BY THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.

THE CBN OBTAINED A COURT ORDER FREEZING THE ACCOUNTS OF 20 #ENDSARS PROMOTERS TILL JANUARY 2021. ONE OF THOSE AFFECTED WAS ODUALA.

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JUDICIAL, RETIRED JUSTICE DORIS OKUWOBI, SAID THE PANEL HAD NO OTHER OPTION BUT TO SUSPEND SATURDAY SITTING AS IT COULD NOT FORM A QUORUM IN THE ABSENCE OF THE TWO YOUTHS.

JUSTICE OKUWOBI SAID, “WE ARE CONFRONTED WITH A SITUATION WHICH PREVENTED HER (ODUALA) FROM COMING. WE DO NOT KNOW IF THE TWO YOUTHS’ REPRESENTATIVES WILL EVENTUALLY PULL OUT.


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