Freeze Pantami’s accounts- #EndSARS campaigner tells CBN


An #EndSARS campaigner, Rinu Oduala, has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria to freeze the bank accounts of the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami like it froze their account during the EndSARS protest.

Oduala said his accounts need to be frozen over his past controversial comments supporting the activities of terrorist groups including Taliban and Al-Qaeda.

Oduala, who tweeted via @SavvyRinu on Thursday, urged the CBN Governor, Godwin 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.

“Godwin Emefiele, when are you going to freeze the bank accounts of Isa Pantami?” the activist asked.

PlatinumPost reports that although Pantami had since renounced his pro-terrorists comments, saying he now knows better, Nigerians have been rigorous and relentless in the call for the resignation or sacking of the minister.

Recall CBN froze the accounts of Oduala and 19 other persons who played a role in the October 2020 #EndSARS protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings.

CBN had 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 of the 20 #EndSARS protesters.