BREAKING: Lagos judicial Panel halts sitting over freezing of #Endsars protesters’ bank accounts by CBN
Lagos State Judicial Panel Of Inquiry which was constituted to look into the issue of police brutality and the infamous activities of the disbanded special Anti Robbery Squad of the police unit, has been suspended over the freezing of the bank account of one of the youth representatives by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Recall that ElombahNews had earlier reported that the CBN had obtained a court injunction to freeze the bank account of some #Endsars figures over their involvement in the protests.
Before the decision of the apex bank of Nigeria to freeze the account of these individuals, Odele Modupe, another human rights activist who provide free legal aid to some of the protesters arrested by the police was stopped by the Nigerian Immigration Service from the leaving the country.
Her passport was seized and efforts to retrieve it was abortive. The authorities told her point blank that she is under investigation and they won’t let her leave the country.
However, Oduala who is also on the Lagos panel as a youth representative, withdrew from the panel sitting today in protest of the move by the CBN to freeze the accounts of these individuals.
Her action compelled the panel to adjourn sitting for a week.
The chairperson of the panel, Justice Doris Okuwobi (retired) announced that the panel will reconvene on the 14th of November after major consultation with stakeholders.