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Freezing of Accounts: Emefiele should be sent to Borno to tackle Boko Haram- Aisha Yesufu


Renowned activist, Aisha Yesufu has lashed out at the Central Bank of Nigeria for accusing #EndSARS campaigners of terrorism.

Speaking through her verified Twitter handle, she said Emefiele should be transferred to war zone in the North East to tackle insurgents.

Her Tweet reads::”Since CBN is now expert on terrorism can we have Emefiele transferred to Borno to help us tackle Shekau?

Recall that the CBN recently froze 20 accounts and later approached the court to seek an ex parte order to freeze the accounts.

The written address of the suit read in part, “My lord, the nature of the transactions undertaken through the defendants’ accounts are of suspected terrorism financing in contravention of Section 13(1)(a)and(b) of the Terrorism (Prevention)(Amendment) Act, 2013 and Regulation 31(2)(a)and (3)(b) of the Central Bank of Nigeria Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism Regulations, 2013.”

It added, “There is a grave allegation that the defendants are involved in suspected terrorism financing via their bank accounts in contravention of the provisions of extant laws and regulations. The aforesaid transactions undertaken by the defendants, using their bank accounts, can cause significant economic and security harm to the public and the Federal Republic of Nigeria if left unchecked.

“The applicant (CBN governor) is thus desirous to have the court empower him to direct the freezing of the 20 accounts listed on the annexure to this application and all other bank accounts held by the defendants.

“A freezing order of this honourable court in respect of the defendants’ accounts would also enable the investigation of the activities of the defendants to a logical conclusion with a view to reporting same to the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit.”