Earlier today (10th February), a Federal High Court in Abuja reversed the order it made on November 4, 2020 freezing accounts linked with some promoters of the #EndSARS protest of 2020.
The sitting Judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, ordered all related banks to “immediately defreeze the affected accounts.”
The Judge went ahead to strike out the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1384/2020 filed by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and in respect of which the ex-parte order freezing the accounts for 180 days was made on November 4, 2020.
The Minister of Justice and former Attorney General of the Federation, Michael Aondoakaa (SAN), appeared for the Central Bank Governor and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, represented those affected by the freezing order. The representatives told the court, at the commencement of proceedings, that they have resolved to withdraw all the processes filed for peace to reign and for the ongoing process of reconciliation, at the various panels of enquiry on police brutality across the country.
We await more details on the story.