The federal high court in Abuja has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to unfreeze the bank accounts of 20 #EndSARS protesters.
Ahmed Mohammed, the judge, gave the order on Wednesday after counsel to the CBN and the legal representative of the protesters agreed to end the case.
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) froze the bank accounts in the heat of the #EndSARS campaign. The apex bank had secured a court order to effect the freeze which elapsed last Tuesday.
Addressing the issue in December 2020, John Tsoho, chief judge of the federal high court, said the freeze order was not targeted at individuals but corporate organizations allegedly involved in money laundering.
The chief judge said if that step was not taken, the Nigerian economy could have collapsed at that point in time.