Monday, February 6, 2023

    I don’t see anything wrong in it – Governor Akeredolu defends CBN’s freezing of #EndSARS protesters accounts


    Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has said there was nothing wrong in the freezing of some #EndSARS protesters bank accounts by the federal government.

    He said the affected protesters had the right to approach the court and defend themselves against the action.

    The governor made the statement on Channels TV’s sunrise daily on Wednesday.

    Akeredolu noted that the freezing of the account is a normal occurrence when questionable funds are involved.

    I don’t see anything wrong with it. If for instance, my account was frozen, what would I do? All I would do is go back to court to explain.

    “Even politicians, their accounts are sometimes frozen. You have to go to court and explain. And at the end of the day, the court will say, leave the account, the account should be de-frozen and you take your money back.

    “If your account is frozen, you justify why the money was there. You come to explain to what use you have put this money,” he said.

    Recall that the federal government through Godwin Emefiele, the Central Bank of Nigeria governor obtained a court order to freeze the accounts of 19 people and an independent firm over their involvement in the protests which rocked several states across the nation.

    Some of those listed as defendants include Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Aisha Yesufu, Tubaba, Davido, Falz, Don Jazzy, and Tiwa Savage

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