A court order granting the Central Bank of Nigeria the right to freeze bank accounts of some frontline protesters and a public affairs company, has sparked outrage on social media and some youths have threatened a fresh protest in some parts of Lagos and Abuja.
The court ordered the head offices of Access Bank, Fidelity Bank, First Bank Nigeria, GTB, UBA, Zenith Bank to freeze the bank accounts of the individuals on the list for a period of 180 days, pending the outcome of the CBN’s investigation and inquiry.
Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Apex bank, came under fire by Netizens as he was accused of hypocrisy and double-standard judgement. Aggrieved youths have promised to resume the protest on Monday at the CBN headquarters in Abuja and its Lagos office.
Checkout some reactions on Twitter below;
“Please don’t forget that this is the same Godwin Emefiele of CBN who was hosting zoom meetings with #EndSARS comrades weeks ago. Today he is getting court order to freeze people’s account. Don’t trust this government, boycott the nonsense judicial investigative panel.”
“It is so difficult for Mr Godwin Emefiele to block Boko haram sponsor’s bank accounts, now very easy to block #EndSARS bank accounts. Demon in disguise.”
“Shame on you @cenbank for doing the bidding of your General. And on you Godwin Emefiele for rubbishing this institution. You will not live forever.”
“Just so we are clear, Mr Godwin Emefiele finds it hard to freeze the accounts of politicians who have stolen billions but in a few weeks can freeze the accounts of youth who protest and have spoken out against injustice.”
“Godwin Emefiele will go down as the WORST CBN governor in Nigeria. What a crying Shame. He should continue with his ass licking.”
“Godwin Emefiele is the real definition of ‘a house Nigger’. Always ready to do the bidding of Master(s) with no consideration of his integrity whatsoever. Please @cenbank freeze inflation not the accounts of #EndSARS protesters.”
“Godwin Emefiele is a dangerous sycophant; his role in trying to stop the #EndSARS movement in October and going ahead to froze the bank accounts of protestors, including @Gatefieldco’s, is not only idiotic but very desperate to please the incompetent, Mr. @MBuhari.”
“There’s no fool like an Old fool. Godwin Emefiele is a disgrace and a coward. I remember he was in that zoom call with Pamilerin and others. Yet he still slyed us #Endsars.May God give him unrest and unnecessary wahala till whenever.”
“Protest resumes Monday at @cenbank CBN HQ. Godwin Emefiele has started it, we will finish it. #EndSARS.”
“Shame on you @cenbank for supporting the oppressors of Nigerians. Godwin Emefiele, be rest assured you will in no way escape justice when Nigerian youths take over governance. @cenbank shame! Emefiele, double shame!”
“Godwin Emefiele is just 59 years, he still has over 20 years of life to answer for his betrayal of Nigerian Youths who are no longer politically docile and who are now out to claim what’s rightfully theirs.”
Second wave of #EndSARS protests starts Monday 9th November 2020 , infront of CBN administrative quarters .
Emefiele invited us all and we can’t turn down our elder . Please spread the word. #EnoughIsEnough
— #ENDSARS #ENDCORRUPTION (@Igbinazakasam) November 7, 2020