More knocks for FG over freezing of accounts
By Tasie Theodore
More knocks are coming for the Federal Government of Nigeria, FG over the freezing of the bank accounts of the #EndSARS protesters, The Difference reports.
The latest riposte is from the National President of the Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), Igboayaka Igboayaka. He is urging that the FG should not embark on any acts of witch-hunting that is capable of throwing Nigeria into a state of political anarchy.
The youth leader asserted that it is both inhuman and undemocratic to freeze the bank accounts of citizens even as it is also unconstitutional to do so without thorough investigation and fair hearing from the alleged #EndSARS promoters.
“With the act of freezing the alleged #EndSARS promoters accounts, the Muhammadu Buhari government has demonstrated no remorse and sincerity to tackle the unfortunate incident of over 500 innocent Nigerian youths extra-judicially murdered by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS).”
“Instead of working hard to meet the demands of the youths for a sustainable development to quench youth’s restiveness, they have rather resorted to political bravado that will ignite more crisis in the country,” Igboayaka rued.
It will be recalled that the Nigerian authorities had recently secured an order of court to freeze the accounts of 20 suspected #EndSARS protesters.
The action led to protests by youth representatives on the Lagos State panel investigating the incidence of police abuse in the state, more so when one of the youth representatives on the panel, Rinu Oduala, was one of the victims of the account freezing saga.
The panel has since closed shop over the consequent inability to form a quorum.