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#EndSARS: Senate denies knowledge of frozen account of youth leaders

The Nigerian Senate has denied that it is not part of the Federal government’s decision to frozen the bank accounts of some youth leaders who participated in the recent #EndSARS protest.

While responding to questions in Abuja, Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and legal matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi, said his committee has distanced itself from the recent freezing of the bank accounts of some youth leaders in the country. 

He clarified that the committee first learnt of the action reportedly carried out by the federal government through the media. 

Recall that the bank accounts of some youth leaders were reportedly frozen by the Cw teal Bank of Nigeria over their involvement in the #EndSars protests.  
“We read it in the news like everyone of us. Our committee is also interested in knowing what is going on in this regard. As it is our committee is neither in a position to either explain or defend.

“We will reachout to the executive. And if it is true what the stakeholders in charge are trying to achieve with this,” he said.

Opeyemi also disclosed that the committee is unaware of the recent arrest and imprisonment of six persons over allegations of sponsoring the terror group, Boko Haram. 

On Boko Haram, the Committee Chairman disclosed that the upper legislative Chamber is working with the relevant committee of the House of Representatives on the amount earmarked for the prosecution of Boko Haram suspects. 

“These are some of the issues before us as a committee. It’s not just the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, the House Committee on Justice is also working with us on this matter.

Written by ExpressDay


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