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#EndSARS: Court orders CBN to unfreeze accounts of protesters

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has been ordered by a Federal High Court in Abuja to unfreeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS protesters.

The accounts were targeted by the apex bank in 2020 in the wake of the #EndSARS protests which demanded an end to police brutality and bad governance in the country.

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The order was issued by the judge, Ahmed Mohammed, on Wednesday following the agreement by the legal teams of the CBN and the defendants to end the case.

Some of the affected individuals include Bolatito Racheal Oduala, 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 and Adegoke Pamilerin Emmanuel and others.

The #EndSARS protests, which held for 13 days in various parts of the country, called for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the police and urged the government to carry out general police reforms.

 

Yusuf Luka, is a journalist by profession, He is a graduate of Bingham University. Outside of work, He enjoys hiking with friends, Reading books, and Watching movies. Let's connect on social media.

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