The Government of President Muhammadu Buhari says those behind the recent #EndSARS protests, which led to destruction of lives and properties across the country, must face the music.
Garba Shehu, a media aide to Mr. Buahri said this on Sunday while featuring on Channels Television’s programme, Sunday Politics.
The Central Bank of Nigeria had frozen the accounts of alleged 20 #EndSARS leaders, while another promoter of the protests, Modupe Odele, was prevented from travelling last week and had her passport seized by the Nigeria Immigration Service.
When asked if the president is aware of the clampdown, Shehu said 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.”