The Presidency has said persons that allowed the #EndSARS protests which rocked the nation to degenerate into the destruction of lives and properties must account for their actions.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made this known during a Channels TV programme on Sunday.
It was earlier reported that Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN froze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS advocates while a lawyer, Modupe Odele, who supported protesters legally, was prevented from travelling and had her passport seized by the Nigeria Immigration Service.
When asked if Buhari was aware of the development, the presidential spokesman said the buck stops at the table of the President, noting that the protesters must face the law.
He said, “This country has only one president and has only one constitution. President Muhammadu Buhari is responsible for his government. The buck stops on his table.
“We are a country governed by law. There is a constitution —under section 33— that clearly defines the rights of citizens to freely protest in a peaceful way but where a peaceful protest turns into riot, violence and looting, there is a law and order duty to be performed.
“Everyone witnessed the massive looting of public and private properties particularly in Lagos, Calabar, Plateau, Taraba and some other states, even the FCT.
“Now, the laws of the country must be allowed to decide, to rule on wrongdoing on the part of anybody.
“I am not particular about any celebrity or promoter but this country has been harmed enormously and people should be prepared to account for what they did.”
Shehu said some politicians who promoted the #EndSARS protests, including members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, should “publicly denounce” the attendant destruction caused by the event.