ONDO, Nigeria – Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday, expressed optimism that the court will unfreeze the accounts of suspected sponsors of the End SARS movement through the right approach.
Akeredolu, who is the Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum said though the CBN acted in line with the provisions of the law to freeze the accounts, the owners of the account could approach the courts to challenge the decision.
According to the governor, those affected by the action of the apex bank have a right to expose the necessity or otherwise and even to repudiate the accusations slammed against them by the CBN as frivolous and unfair.
Akeredolu who stated this on Channels TV programme, Sunrise Daily said “Speaking very honestly, I don’t see anything wrong in it. If for instance, my account was frozen, what would I do? All I would do is go back to court to explain. The End SARS promoters should do that.
“Even politicians, their accounts are sometimes frozen. You have to go to court and explain. And at the end of the day, the court will say, ‘Leave the account. The account should be de-frozen’ and you take your money back.
“If your account is frozen, you justify why the money was there. You come to explain to what use you have put this money.
“If it is that okay, we used this money to pay this caterer to give food to these boys when they were there. We spent money between before the hoodlums took over,’ it will be explained, people will know and the accounts will be de-frozen.”