#EndSARS: Youth rep to sue CBN as court unfreezes accounts

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Segun Adewole

One of the youth representatives in the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses, Rinu Oduala, has threatened legal action against the Central Bank of Nigeria after a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the apex bank to unfreeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS promoters.

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

In reaction to the order, Oduala whose account was among those frozen by CBN took to social media where she revealed that she has informed her lawyers and that she will take legal action against the apex bank.

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She tweeted, “It’s time to sue CBN for the unlawful freeze of my accounts.

“I was accused of money laundering & terrorism but no investigations were done in the past three months. This was purely an act of intimidation!

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“I have informed my lawyers, Falana and Falana Chambers and we will be suing!”

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