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Muiz Banire Flays Clampdown On #EndSARS Promoters Bank Accounts

Muiz Banire Flays Clampdown On #EndSARS Promoters Bank Accounts

By Ehis Davies

Former National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muiz Banire, has described the action of the Federal Government to freeze the account of some of the EndSARS promoters as baseless.

Banire made this known during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

He said that the order granted by the judge to enable the Central Bank of Nigeria to carry out inquiry and investigation is flawed.

“In my very strong view, the order is flawed. The order granted by the judge to enable the Central Bank of Nigeria to carry out inquiry and investigation, how will you freeze somebody’s account and then go back to investigation and inquiry?” he questioned.

“I am sure it is a case of putting the cart before the horse. Beyond that itself, the law does not even say that. What the law says is that even where you do so, you must investigate the matter through the Nigerian Police or any of the security agencies.”

Banire’s remarks come five days after a Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the request of the Central Bank of Nigeria to freeze the accounts of 19 individuals and a public affairs company linked to the #EndSARS protests.

The request, granted by Justice Ahmed Mohammed, was filed by the CBN on October 20.

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