Recall that it was learnt on Friday that a federal high court in Abuja granted the request of CBN to freeze the accounts of 19 individuals and a public affairs company linked to the #EndSARS protests.
This news, which many have described as ill-advised has led to serious backlash for the Apex bank boss on social media.
Reacting to the news, some Nigerians wrote on social media:
Just so we are clear, Mr Godwin Emefiele finds it hard to freeze the accounts of politicians who have stolen billions but in a few weeks can freeze the accounts of youth who protest and have spoken out against injustice. 🙂 #EndSARS ASUU #CitationTheMovie pic.twitter.com/LZo7PBOePr
— SUPERMAN (@gidiwave) November 7, 2020
While some lampooned the CBN Governor, some called for the boycott of the judicial panels in different states, describing it as a waste of time;
Please don't forget that this is the same Godwin Emefiele of CBN who was hosting zoom meetings with #EndSARS comrades weeks ago.
Today he is getting court order to freeze people's account.
Don't trust this government, boycott the nonsense judicial investigative panel.
— Obong Ekpe says #EndSARS✊🏽 (@Ody_johnson) November 6, 2020
After seeing what Godwin Emefiele has done I think it’s time we tell ourselves the truth and boycott this time wasting energy draining and biased judicial panel. This isn’t making any sense… #EndSARS pic.twitter.com/45oYy1hp78
— Heron_da_sun_of_zeus (@enzy_west) November 7, 2020
Godwin Emefiele is a huge disgrace.
Clearly, the worst CBN governor ever in the history of this country.#EndBadGoveranceInNigeria
— FOLARIN OPEYEMI JOSEPH FOJ. (@opeyemifolarin1) November 6, 2020
And another group of social media users called for the resumption of protest at the apex bank head office in Abuja;
— Professor Anonymous (GCFR Chess ♟️ Nation) (@samsimaxs) November 7, 2020
A second wave! A dogged, resilient second wave of #EndSarsProtests! The rogue regime of Muhammadu Buhari must be stopped!! Enough with the panel. Godwin Emefiele has been sent in. They just need to send soldiers to pick people at their homes before we understand it is bad already
— Threader (@extrasheeter) November 6, 2020
via: Information Nigeria