‘FG may not unfreeze #EndSARS protesters account’

Mr Abubakar Malami, (SAN), Nigeria's Attorney-General and Minister of Justice
Abubakar Malami and Femi Falana

By Muhaimin Olowoporoku

The Attorney-General of the federation, Abubakar Malami has said the Federal Government is still contemplating options allowed by the law if or not to unfreeze the bank accounts of 20 #EndSARS protesters.

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday set aside the order it made on November 4, 2020, freezing accounts linked with some promoters of the #EndSARS protesters that took place across the country last year.

Justice Ahmed Mohammed, in the ruling, ordered all affected banks to “immediately unfreeze the affected accounts.’

The AGF who spoke on Sunrise Daily on Channels Tv regarding the court order said a lot of factors has to be considered as regard compliance with the court order. According to Malami, the Federal Government has multiple options before complying under the law.

“We need to take in a lot of factors with particular reference to the compliance with the court order and within the context of striking a balance, the options that are available are multiple,” he said.

“One, the consideration of or a possibility of wholehearted compliance with the court order; that is, comprehensive, unconditional compliance with the order relating with the unfreezing of the #EndSARS account.

“But, that does not take away the right of government to give a further consideration when the need arises, a consideration, for example, of exercising the right of appeal against the order, if the need arises, coupled with the right of stay of execution of the order or perhaps, application of variation of order, among others.

Malami explained that while the government has decided to exercise these rights and appeal of variation of the court order or an appeal for setting aside the order or perhaps stay of execution of the order, the government has not breached any order.

Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, counsel to the #EndSars protesters, however, said the Federal Government had nothing to act on to freeze the accounts of the protesters. He said it is a violation of constitutional provisions that guaranteed the rights of Nigerians to protests.

Falana also asked CBN to stay out of politics and stick to the business of banking.

 

5 COMMENTS

  1. Read what God said to evil doers:
    Proverbs 6:16-19
    There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.

    Psalm 37:1-10
    Of David. Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. …

    Revelation 21:8
    But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

    Luke 16:15
    And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.

    Romans 12:17-21
    Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honourable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
    God is coming for them.
    Even now a lot of them are in agony and pains but they are just pretending. They do not sleep well nor eat well. They are already going through a lot of things you do not know. How long can the clothe cover the body?

  2. I do not know this man as attorney general of the federation. Abubakar Malami is Buhari boy and he was appointed by him for reason best known to him not for the interest of Nigeria as a nation. Whatever they like they should do, I do not care about the administration. Nothing, absolutely nothing will make me to sing praises for or which evil persons. 95 per cent of politicians in Nigeria are just evil, wicked and corrupt. The end is near for all of them. The wrath of my God will fall on them soon. Look as how they turned Nigeria upside down, making majority of Nigerians to become beggars. My God hate evil doers and I hate evil doers as well.

  3. When the judge ruled freezing these accounts, the attorney general ran with it. Now the custodian of justice in Nigeria, disallowed the same ruling coming from the bench. This man need to resign. This is not expected, since he may have spoken the mind of him WHO must be obeyed.

  4. The moronic government like doing wot they want but doe not expect the citizens to copy them, they can ignore court order and still have the guts to compel Nigerians to follow the rule of law? The Nigeria government keep making themselves look foolish and oblivious of setting a system that can govern effectively

    • That is why it remains a bananas republic. The emperor has the final say, and the rule are made for the governed, the petty men. I continue to insist that Nigeria is what George Orwell portrayed in the novel “animal farm.” For the nation attorney general to disallow “A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday set aside the order it made on November 4, 2020, freezing accounts linked with some promoters of the #EndSARS protesters that took place across the country last year.” Has demonstrated, we are in autocracy.

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