EndSARS:Nigerian court rules that blocking bank accounts without court order is unlawful

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has reaffirmed its stand that it is unlawful for a bank to block accounts of its customers without permissible jurisdiction that allows for such. 

The court reaffirmed this in a judgement delivered on the case between Gatefield Nigeria Ltd., a public affairs company, and Access Bank, the defendant.

In its recent judgment, the court awarded 2 million naira as compensation in favour of Gatefield Nigeria Ltd. whose accounts were restricted by Access Bank. 

The lead strategist for Abuja-based Gatefield, Adewunmi Emoruwa, announced this victory via a tweet along with a document containing the judgement.

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