A former presidential candidate, Kingsley Moghalu has faulted the clampdown on some promoters of the recently-held #EndSARS protests, saying it is unacceptable.
The former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) tweeted on Monday that such action is entirely wrong, calling on the government to retrace its step.
“The clampdown on #EndSARS protesters and supporters is completely WRONG and unacceptable!” Moghalu who contested the 2019 presidential election under the Young Progressive Party (YPP) noted.
“I urge the authorities to “reverse gear”. These actions raise questions about the good faith of the government and risk igniting even more resistance. Not wise!”
Promoters’ Accounts Frozen
A federal High Court in Abuja had granted the CBN’s request to freeze the accounts of 19 individuals and a public affairs company linked to the #EndSARS protests.
Some of the affected individuals include Bolatito Racheal Oduala, Chima David Ibebunjoh, Mary Doose Kpengwa, Saadat Temitope Bibi, Bassey Victor Israel, Wisdom Busaosowo Obi, Nicholas Ikhalea Osazele, Ebere Idibie, Akintomide Lanre Yusuf, Uhuo Ezenwanyi Promise and Mosopefoluwa Odeseye.
Others are Adegoke Pamilerin Yusif. Umoh Grace Ekanem, Babatunde Victor Segun, Mulu Louis Teghenan, Mary Oshifowora, Winifred Akpevweoghene Jacob, Victor Solomon, Idunu A. Williams, and Gatefield Nigeria Limited.
An #EndSARS promoter, Modupe Odele recently narrated how officers of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) stopped her from leaving the country.
She said her passport was seized by the NIS, although it was later handed back to her (on Monday, November 9th, 2020).