EndSARS: “It’s not fair, CBN froze my account,” shouts to Rinu, a commissioner from Lagos.
One of the #EndSARS protesters, whose account was frozen by the Central Bank of Nigeria, condemned the federal government, calling the CBN’s actions unfair.
Oluvarino Oduala, who is also a member of the Lagos State Judicial Commission investigating police brutality and alleged shooting at #EndSARS protesters outside the Lecchi toll booth, called the crackdown an unfair practice in a democracy.
Odwala added that such an act by the Central Bank of Nigeria is a betrayal of the government’s alleged peace efforts. His account and the account of 19 others were frozen until January 2021. On Twitter Monday night, the youth activist said that while the government agreed on the importance of reforming Nigeria’s police force, it refused to honor its promises and now the targets are talking.
He wrote: “How do you expect me, as part of the future of this country, to still believe in a country that thinks it can block my account through CBN for no good reason? This is not fair. ” I’m not afraid, I’m the only one disappointed that this country will treat us like that. We are the soul of this nation, and no nation exists without its people. ” Oduala said the funds in the frozen account included her personal money and donations from people who believed in the #EndSARS movement.
“The funds discussed here also include some of my hard-earned personal incomes of over 200,000 Nairas. These funds went to medical expenses for the injured protesters, ”he explained.
The activist said she took on the role of youth spokesperson for the group in Lagos through her “education, personal life and family,” but the government let her down by suppressing herself and others. He said, “I did it to make up.
… I did this to make sure our youth understand that the only way to make Nigeria a better and safer place is to act legally. Why am I still being persecuted for showing goodwill to the government? Odwala and her colleague Temitope Majekodunmi boycotted Saturday’s jury meeting in protest against CBN’s actions. The chairman of the jury, retired judge Doris Okuvobi, suspended the meeting because he could not form a quorum due to the absence of two youth representatives.