How FG froze my bank accounts over #EndSARS activities, says Dubai-based Nigerian businessman

How FG froze my bank accounts over #EndSARS activities, says Dubai-based Nigerian businessman
September 04
20:16 2022

Temitope Olajide Kindness, a Dubai-based businessman, has alleged that the federal government froze his bank accounts over his activities in the #EndSARS movement.

In October 2020, Nigerians started a major campaign against police brutality in the country.

Although the campaign started on social media, Nigerians took to the streets in parts of the country to protest against the now-disbanded special anti-robbery squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigeria Police Force.

The protest, tagged #EndSARS, was hijacked by hoodlums and resulted in killings and destruction of property.


In a statement by Olajide, he said the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had secured an order to freeze his bank accounts and some others who were involved in the #EndSARS campaign.

Olajide, a luxury shopper, said he donated N1 million towards the medical treatment of persons who had suffered different level of injuries at the Lekki tollgate rally on October 20, 2020.

He lamented the decision of the apex bank to restrict him from accessing his bank account, which has affected his business.


He said others who suffered a similar fate are Bassey Israel, a pharmacist who also volunteered for the #EndSARS movement in Port Harcourt, Sadat Bibi, Akintomide Yusuf and Idunnu Williams.

Olajide said the affected persons had approached a court of competent jurisdiction to determine if the apex bank reserves the right to freeze accounts of law-abiding citizens.


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