The Senate said Monday it was unaware of Nigeria’s Central Bank, CBN, which froze the bank accounts of some #EndSARS protester leaders.
According to the Senate, CBN Governor Godwin Emefile never wrote to him before such a decision was made.
This became known yesterday when the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami, SAN, appeared before Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, All Progressives Congress, APC, Ekiti Central, who chairs the Senate Committee on Justice, Human Rights and Legal Affairs to protect his ministry’s budget estimates for 2021 year.
The Senate also sounded the alarm that the country’s profile with regard to debt decisions has reached an alarming and awkward state that needs to be addressed immediately.
Speaking to reporters shortly after Malami appeared before his committee, Senator Bamidele said the Senate was awaiting more information on the freezing of the accounts of End SARS leaders at the country’s leading bank.
We remind you that the bank accounts of some youth leaders have been frozen by the federal government for their alleged involvement in the recent #EndSARS protests.
[b]Senator Bamidele, who asked what steps the Senate was taking on the issue, said the issue was not currently in the Red Chamber.
Senator Bamidele said: “We read this on the news, as we all do. Our committee is also interested in knowing what is happening in this regard. Because our committee can neither explain nor defend. “
The senator, who noted that the legislator will contact the executive branch to find out what is happening, said: “We will contact the executive branch. If this were true, we would find out who the stakeholders are.
Source: – Vanguard