Rinu Oduala, a popular #EndSARS activist, has asked Central Bank of Nigeria management why the apex bank is yet to freeze bank accounts connected to Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy as others were frozen. She was reacting to the CBN governor over Pantami’s controversial comments supporting the activities of terrorist groups, including Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
Oduala, who tweeted via @SavvyRinu, however, urged Emefiele to freeze Pantami’s accounts just as the apex bank swiftly froze the accounts of at least 20 #EndSARS promoters last year over terrorism-related allegations. She wrote “Godwin Emefiele, when are you going to freeze the bank accounts of Isa Pantami? Godwin Emefiele, when are you going to freeze the bank accounts of Isa Pantanmi?
It will be recalled that the CBN through an ex parte order, Froze the account of Oduala and 19 others who played a role in the October 2020 nationwide #EndSARS protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings. The CBN said the accounts were frozen because of the nature of the investigation which was terrorism-related but after about three months, a Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the apex bank to unfreeze the accounts.