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#EndSARS: CBN gets Court order to freeze protesters’ bank account

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday granted the request of the Central Bank of Nigeria to freeze the accounts of 19 individuals and a public affairs company linked to the #EndSARS protests.

Newsheadline247 understands that the request, granted by Justice Ahmed Mohammed, was filed by the CBN on October 20.

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

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Others are: Adegoke Pamilerin Yusif. Umoh Grace Ekanem, Babatunde Victor Segun, Mulu Louis Teghenan, Mary Oshifowora, Winifred Akpevweoghene Jacob, Victor Solomon, Idunu A. Williams, and Gatefield Nigeria Limited.

The court order, addressed to the 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 forthwith all transactions on the 20 accounts on the list annexed to the CBN’s application as Exhibit A and all other bank accounts of the defendants/respondents for a period of 180 days pending the outcome of investigation and inquiry currently being conducted by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Gatefield Nigeria Limited had earlier sued Access Bank Plc for allegedly blocking an account used to promote media coverage of the #EndSARS protests.

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