Iwunoh Lauds Court for Ordering Banks to Unfreeze Accounts of Alleged EndSARS Promoters
Following an order on Wednesday by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that concerned banks should unfreeze the accounts of 20 alleged promoters of EndSARS protests which rocked the nation last year, a security professional and President of
Impact Alliance for Peace and Humanitarian Development, Mr Chuks Peter Iwunoh, has lauded the court for the order saying “it will further reduce tension in Nigeria especially at this time the nation is facing other serious security issues”.
Recall that the CBN had on November 4 last year approached the court to freeze bank accounts belonging to 20 people for 90 days allegedly for promoting the EndSARS protests to allow it conclude investigations on suspicion that they were sponsoring terrorism.
But at the hearing on Wednesday, the court struck out the charges preferred against the defendants and ordered the banks to immediately unfreeze the affected accounts after the lawyers representing both parties reached an agreement that the suit be withdrawn to allow for the reconciliation processes at the respective panels of inquiry instituted by the states.
Speaking to News Medal on the development, Mr Iwunoh who is also a member of Institute of Disaster Management and Safety Security (IDMSS) said “what the nation needs now is a rapid deescalation of tensions and fairness to the people.
“Let us go a little further in the hope that victims of police brutality that elicited the EndSARS protests in the first place would get justice and adequate compensation from the respective panels of inquiry set up for that, and the nation can begin to move forward from there”, he concluded.