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Unfreeze #EndSARS protesters bank accounts, Court orders CBN

A federal high court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to unfreeze bank accounts of protesters demanding extensive police reforms.

The order comes over 90 days after the court ordered the temporary restrictions of the accounts on the request of the CBN.

The apex bank while seeking the restriction said funds suspected to be sponsoring terrorism were traced to the accounts of the protesters who demonstrated nationwide with the hashtag #EndSARS, a demand calling for the scrapping the now defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and police reforms.

The judge, Ahmed Mohammed issued the order unfreezing the accounts after the legal teams of both the CBN and the 20 defendants decided to end the case.

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