Abuja, Nigeria– Approached by newsmen on the sidelines of a budget defense session by the National Assembly, the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), has declined speaking on the issue of freezing of the accounts of #EndSARS protesters by the Nigerian government.
Malami refused to respond to questions by journalists on the freezing of bank accounts owned by members of the #EndSARS movement or grant any interview.
REPORT AFRIQUE had earlier reported how the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ordered the clamp down and freezing of bank accounts belonging to some #endSARS protesters.
According to multiple news sources, the order granted by Justice Ahmed Mohammed was addressed to heads of various banks and among those affected where Modupe Odele, Bassey Victor Israel and twenty (20) others, as well as an organization linked to the EndSARS campaign.
The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has also said that there is not enough evidence to prosecute the 33 operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives as contained and indicted in a 2019 report of the Presidential Investigative Panel.
This position of the AGF was contained in a report by a committee set up by it’s office to look into the individual cases recommended for prosecution by the special presidential panel.
After the review, the committee set up by the AGF said the report lacks prosecutorial needs and vital exhibits, such as medical evidence and statements of the suspects.
Senate committee to investigate freezing of #EndSARS protesters accounts
The senate through its committee on Judiciary, Legal and Human Rights Matters has said it has no details regarding the freezing of bank accounts owned by #EndSARS protesters.
Shortly after the senate president, Senator Ahmed Lawan, urged the Federal Government to prioritize the needs of the youths to avoid another protest in the country, the Senate committee chairman on Judiciary, Legal and Human Rights Matters, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele told journalists that the committee is yet to get details of the matter.
Speaking at the Justice ministry’s budget defense session, Senator Bamidele said:
Senator Bamidele also made mention of the committee looking into the report of six (6) Nigerians being jailed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for funding Boko Haram.