By Lucky Uwakina (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Following moves by the federal government to censor some #EndSARs protesters and their supposed sponsors, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Olumide Akpata says lawyers are not happy at the development.
The NBA boss made this know via a post on his verified Facebook account, carpeting the freezing of bank accounts of alleged sponsors of the protest as well as the seizure of the international passport of one of the coordinators.
Akpata’s Facebook post read, “With all that’s going on in the aftermath of the #ENDSARS protests, Lawyers are definitely not smiling! @djswitch_ has gone into hiding after receiving threatening phone calls, Moe Odele’s passport was seized and she has been prevented from travelling outside the country and Rinu Oduala and many others have had their accounts frozen by the CBN…this was not the deal.”
The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN had frozen the accounts of individuals and an organization alleged to have backed the nationwide #EndSARS protests, and also seized the passport of Moe Odele over her alleged role in the protest.