A high court in Nigeria has ordered the authorities to unfreeze the bank accounts of 20 people linked to last October’s protests against police brutality.

The Central Bank initially said the accounts had been frozen because it was investigating their owners.

Government critics saw the move as intimidatory and aimed at preventing further demonstrations.

A lawyer, Femi Falana, said he’d been instructed by his clients to sue the Central Bank of Nigeria.

There are renewed calls for people to take to the streets this Saturday to demand justice after the security forces opened fire on people in Lagos in October – an event that abruptly ended the protests.

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