#EndSARS: Youth member boycotts Lagos panel sitting over frozen account

Oladimeji Ramon

The sitting of the Lagos State Panel of Judicial Inquiry probing the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate on the night of October 20 was frustrated on Saturday due to the absence of a youth member of the panel, Oluwarinu Oduala.

Oduala, who is one of the arrowheads of the #EndSARS demonstration, did not show up for the Saturday sitting in protest against the freezing of her bank account by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

The PUNCH had reported that the CBN obtained a court order freezing the accounts of 20 #EndSARS promoters till January 2021.

One of those affected was Oduala.

The order was pursuant to a motion ex parte filed by the CBN before a Federal High Court.

The chairman of the judicial panel, retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, said the panel would have to suspend Saturday sitting as it could not form a quorum in the absence of the youth member of the panel.

Details later…

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