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NBA faults government’s clampdown on #EndSARS protesters

The central bank’s role in the government crackdown has been widely denounced.

• November 7, 2020
Olumide Akpata
Olumide Akpata (Photo Credit: The Nigerian Lawyer)

The president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olumide Akpata, has faulted the government’s clampdown on #EndSARS protesters. 

This week Peoples Gazette showed how the central bank belatedly got a court order after it had already instructed banks to block accounts for the movement’s organisers. The Gazette also reported that the government was compiling a no-fly list of the movement’s organisers.  

Mr. Akpata wrote on Twitter today, “Lawyers are not smiling about goings-on after #ENDSARS protests. @djswitch_ goes into hiding after receiving phone threats, @moeodele passport seized & she can’t travel, @savvyrinu et al accounts frozen by CBN. This was not the deal.”

The central bank’s role in the government crackdown has been widely denounced since the Gazette’s report. Two #EndSARS leaders have withdrawn from the Lagos panel of inquiry in protest.

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