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Nothing Wrong In Freezing #EndSARS Protesters Account, Says Ondo Governor

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Ondo state governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, thinks that, there is nothing wrong with freezing of account belonging to #EndSARS promoters by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Insidenaija reports.

Governor Akeredolu disclosed on Wednesday, October 11, while speaking on Channels Television’s program, Sunrise Daily.

“Speaking very honestly, I don’t see anything wrong in it, If for instance, my account was frozen, what would I do? All I would do is go back to court to explain,” Akeredolu said.

Akeredolu who is a former chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association said the protesters should explain the source of the monies in their accounts and the purposes they were meant for.

However, the CBN in an ex-parte to the frozen accounts told the court that the accounts were being used to finance terrorism but did not mention the owners being linked to the #EndSARS protest. This, Akeredolu said is not a conclusion to the matter.

He downplayed insinuations that the protesters are being charged for a treasonable offense.

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

“It is just that we (CBN) suspected this account then the owner of the account will explain. it is not a conclusion that those accounts were used for acts of teaspoon.”

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