Challenge CBN Account Freeze in Court: Lagos Attorney General at #EndSARS Frontliners
Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), Lagos Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, told promoters of #EndSARS, whose bank accounts were frozen by the Central Bank of Nigeria, to challenge the federal government in court.
Onigbanjo said this on the air of the Politics Today TV channel, and also said that the government of Lagos State does not play any role in this act.
The Lagos State Attorney General, who said only the federal government has answers to the question of why bank accounts were frozen, also reached out to two youth representatives on the state’s forensic investigation team investigating the alleged shooting. #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki booth to return to the panel to allow the victims of police brutality and the Lekki shooting to get justice.
“The youth representatives of the group who were influenced by the CBN’s decision to freeze these accounts need to keep two things in mind;
“First, the lack of a quorum means that all of the Lagos SARS victims they have demanded will not receive the compensation they are seeking and the state government believes they deserve.
“All victims cannot receive compensation through no fault of their own, because the commission members have some legal problems with CBN.
“This problem is not the business of the state; the state does not control CBN. The state has a stake in ensuring that abused people in Lagos state ventilate themselves and receive compensation from the commission.
“Besides, which is very important and critical, there have been so many statements about what happened at the Lecchi toll station on October 20 this year. Again, this important investigation could not continue due to a quorum problem.
“I would like to encourage the relevant committee member and other youth representative to return to their places in the group.
“CBN has received a court order regarding their accounts, and I believe that this decision can be challenged on its own. They can go to court and challenge the CBN’s decision and, at the same time, allow the commission to continue work that affects the lives of so many people in Lagos and that also affects what happened at Lecca’s pay. ” …