Doubts trail alleged court order on #ENDSARS promoters’ accounts

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Doubts are trailing the order purportedly issued by a Federal High Court in Abuja to freeze the bank accounts of 19 #ENDSARS promoters and a private firm for 90 days.

The lawyer who reportedly filed the process for the motion ex parte is a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Michael Aondoakaa.

The former justice minister in a statement on Saturday said he was never involved in filing the court processes.

He said he never received instructions from the Central Bank of Nigeria to file such a syit, and challenged Nigerians to verify the documents at the said court.

A statement Friday by Aondoakaa’s Head of Chambers, Abdul Ter Kohol, said the CBN did not brief Aondoakaa to freeze the accounts of EndSARS members.

Kohol added: “He (Aondoakaa) is not in a position to know the membership of EndSARS because he never received any instructions from CBN relating to EndSARS members. All the Documents filed at federal High Court Abuja in respect of the case are public documents which can be verified or obtained. CBN cannot engage Aondoakaa verbally.”

The statement challenged the online publication that accused Aondoakaa of being hired by the CBN to freeze the EndSARS supporters accounts to produce a copy of such instruction by the CBN, adding, “launching such unfair attack on the person of chief Michael Aondoakaa appears to be pursuing long perceived personal vendetta and blackmail.”

The said suit to freeze the accounts listed the 20 defendants as Bolatito Oduala, Chima Ibebunjoh, Mary Kpengwa, Gatefield Nigeria Limited, Saadat Bibi, Bassey Israel, Wisdom Obi, Nicholas Osazele, Ebere Idibie, Akintomide Yusuf, Uhuo Promise, Mosopefoluwa Odeseye and Adegoke Emmanuel.

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Others include Umoh Ekanem, Babatunde Segun, Mulu Teghenan, Mary Oshifowora, Winifred Jacob, Victor Solomon, and Idunu Williams.