Following this allegations, the Governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu has come out to reveal that he sees nothing wrong with the freezing of accounts belonging to the ENDSARS protesters.
Rotimi Akeredolu is also the chairman of South-South Governors. According to his statement, there is nothing wrong with freezing the accounts of ENDSARS promoters by CBN. Akeredolu also said that the best line of action is to go to court and explain that your account was unjustly frozen by the Central Bank of Nigeria. After taking the matter to court, it is now left for the court to order for the account to be de-frozen.
Akeredolu went on to state that even politicians often fall victims as well. In some instances, the Central Bank of Nigeria often freeze the accounts of politicians who are under investigation. Sine nobody can take the law into their own hands, the best line of action is to go to court as quickly as possible. Millions of people are of the opinion that the actions of the Central Bank of Nigeria is a form of abuse of power. Some other individuals like the former President of the Nigerian Bar Association maintain that the protesters must explain the unusual inflow of money into their accounts.
Akeredolu explained that if your account is frozen, you only need to come forward and explain how the money got into your account, and what you have used the money for. Akeredolu explained that the freezing of the accounts is not an insinuation that the protesters are being charged for committing treasonable crimes. The accounts were frozen because CBN suspected the accounts. It is the duty of the owners to come forward and explain.
It is important to note that the order to freeze the 19 accounts was granted by a Federal High Court in Abuja. The court granted the request of CBN to freeze the 19 accounts belonging to some ENDSARS protesters. The request was granted by Justice Ahmed Mohammed. The affected persons includes Mary Doose Kpengwa, Wisdom Obi, Ebere Idibie, Nikolas Osazel, Akintomide Lanre Yusuf, Uhuo Ezenwanyi Promise and Mosopefoluwa Odeseye, Bassey Victor Israel, Babatunde Victor Segun, Mulu Louis Teghenan, Mary Oshifowora, Winifred Akpevweoghene Jacob, Adegoke Pamilerin Yusif, Umoh Grace Ekanem, Babatunde Victor Segun, Victor Solomon, Idunu A. Williams, and Gatefield Nigeria Limited