Unfreeze #EndSARS campaigners’ accounts now, Galadima tells Buhari


A partner of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and individual from the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress, Buba Galadima, has asked the President to arrange “his kin” to thaw the ledgers of #EndSARS campaigners who were clasped down in the repercussions of the cross country exhibits against police fierceness.

Galadima talked on Monday while highlighting on Arise TV’s The Morning Show program checked by The PUNCH.

As per him, the clampdown on #EndSARS campaigners by the Buhari system is unlawful.

He stated, “What the public authority has done isn’t right. It has no such right or powers to impede bonafide Nigerians from going out of the nation or from getting to their (financial balances. Obstructed for what? What have they done?

“These youngsters were calmly fighting the activities, exclusions or commissions of government. For what reason do you, after you convinced them or after specialists of government supposedly assaulted or executed them, follow this draconian manner of impeding their records? That isn’t established.

“I’m sending this message to Mr President whether he knows or he doesn’t know, let him be shown what I am saying. His people have no right to do what they are doing. Please, they should desist and unblock the accounts of these young people and allow them to carry on with their normal activities as Nigerians. You cannot harass them, we are in a democracy, we are not in a military regime.”

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The PUNCH had reported last week that the Central Bank of Nigeria obtained a court order to freeze the accounts of 19 persons and a firm involved in the #EndSARS protests after accusing them of having possible links to terrorist activities, an allegation the protesters have denied.

The police had arrested some persons involved in the protest including Eromosele Adene, who was arrested in Ikeja, Lagos, last week and transferred to Force Headquarters in Abuja.

The Nigeria Immigration Service had also prevented an #EndSARS campaigner, Modupe Odele, from travelling out of the country.s

Amnesty International and other rights groups have, however, criticised the Federal Government’s handling of the situation.

Source: PUNCH Newspaper


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