Bereaved family threaten to picket CBN branches


The Kabirus who lost one of theirs, Waheed, to police brutality has threatened to disrupt activities at branches of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

Their grouse against the CBN was its failure to abide by the directive of the Federal High Court, Lagos, in the suit the family filed against the Nigeria Police Force where they asked for damages for the extrajudicial killing of Waheed. wrote that on November 1, 2016, the court ordered the police to pay them N200m as damages, adding that following on from the judgment, the family initiated a garnishee proceeding at the end of which Justice Aneke, on April 9, 2019, gave them the go-ahead to take the money from the account of the Nigeria Police Force with any bank.

But the apex bank which was joined as a garnishee in the proceeding defied the order.

“We will lead a massive protest to the entrance of the headquarters and Lagos branch of the CBN, to shut down its operations, until the order of court absolute granted on the 9th of April, 2019 by the Federal High Court in Lagos is obeyed,” the client’s lawyer, Mr Olukoya Ogungbeje told the paper.

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