CBN: Lagos attorney-general distances Sanwo-Olu from frozen bank accounts

The Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) has denied any involvement in decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to freeze the bank accounts of EndSARS protesters.

CBN has come under heavy criticism after obtaining a court order to freeze the accounts of several protest organisers.

Onigbanjo told those affected to approach a competent court of law to reverse the CBN action.

He said the Lagos State Government had no hand in the CBN action, adding that only the Federal Government could provide answers as to why it took the action against the youths.

Following the development, youth representatives had threatened to pull out of the Lagos panel on police brutality and return to the streets to launch another round of demonstrations.

But Onigbanjo urged them to stay with the panel so as to enable victims of police brutality and the Lekki shootings get justice.

President Muhammadu Buhari also told the youth that another round of protest could impact Nigeria negatively, adding that a peaceful country is in the interest of young people.

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