The Federal Government came under fire on Wednesday for tagging of # EndSARS campaigners as terrorists with prominent citizens and groups deploring the Central Bank of Nigeria ’s action , which led to the freezing of the accounts of some of the campaigners.
The Federal Government had succeeded in freezing the accounts of 20 # EndSARS campaigners after telling a Federal High Court in Abuja that the funds in their accounts might have been linked to terrorist activities .
This was according to a written address in support of a motion ex parte filed by the CBN , which froze 20 accounts in the second week of October and thereafter approached the court to seek an ex parte order to freeze the accounts .
In the case with suit number FHC / ABJ /CS / 1384 / 2020 , filed before Justice A. R . Mohammed , the CBN , however, made no mention of the fact that the 20 accounts were owned by persons involved in the # EndSARS protests, but told the court that the funds might have emanated from terrorist activities .