Emerging report confirm that some EndSARS promoters has dragged the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to court, over the freezing of their Bank accounts by the Apex Bank, under President Muhammadu Buhari’s watch.
14 out of the 20 promoters, filed a motion through their team of Lawyers, led by Human Rights Activist, Femi Falana, SAN, asking the court to set aside the exparte order directing the freezing of their accounts.
The promoters disclosed that they were denied fair hearing by the court, before their bank accounts were frozen by the CBN. They said that the freezing order the court issued, was based on misrepresentation of material facts, and based on suppression of material facts by the CBN.
The Applicants accused the CBN of lying to the court, when it painted them as suspected terrorists, and also engaging in gross abuse of the Judicial process. They noted that the CBN had since October, ordered Banks to freeze all the accounts belonging to them, even before it approached the court for the exparte order.
The EndSARS promoters asked the court to lift the exparte order on their Bank accounts, and asked the CBN to unfreeze their Bank accounts.
They noted that they would suffer economic hardship, unless the court vacates the order it made against them.