Nigeria’s #EndSars Protest Donation Investigation Report

Taiwo Owolabi
6 min readSep 22, 2023

Note: The following investigation report you are about to read were conducted with OSINT (Open-Source Intelligence) tool. Therefore, information provided below might not be adequate.

Date of Report: 20th September 2023

SUMMARY OF THE EVENT:

#EndSARS is a decentralized social movement, and series of mass protests against police brutality in Nigeria. The protest takes its name from the slogan started in 2017 as a Twitter campaign using the hashtag #EndSARS to demand the disbanding of the unit by the Nigerian government. After experiencing a revitalization in October 2020 following more revelations of the abuses of SARS unit, mass demonstrations occurred throughout the major cities of Nigeria, accompanied by vociferous outrage on social media platforms. About 28 million tweets bearing the hashtag have been accumulated on Twitter alone. Solidarity protests and demonstrations by Nigerians in diaspora and sympathizers occurred in many major cities of the world. The protests are notable for its patronage by a demographic that is made of entirely young Nigerians. Within a few days of protests, on 11 October 2020, the Nigerian Police Force announced that it was dissolving the unit with immediate effect. -Wikipedia

OBJECTIVE OF THE INVESTIGATION:

The main objective of this investigation and analysis is to identify and understand the flow of #EndSars donation fund, identify the addresses involved in the transactions, establish connections between different cryptocurrency wallets, and uncover patterns and relationships within the wallet addresses too.

The #EndSARS protests have been sustained by voluntary donations made by Nigerian citizens and the international community. There were voluntary donations of Cryptocurrencies for protesters from individual around the world. On 13th October 2020, the Feministco announced via their official twitter account that;

“If you still want to donate here’s our BTC address: 1CWdxSTKang1toEv2an1AY3z8cuwiapyno”.

ANALYSIS AND FINDINGS ON THE WALLET:

  1. The End Sars donation BTC wallet, 1CWdxSTKang1toEv2an1AY3z8cuwiapyno was created and first seen on 13th October 2020. And the last activity of the wallet seen on blockchain was on the 10th march, 2021.
  2. The address has transacted 250 times on the Bitcoin blockchain. It has also received a total sum of 1.47310348 BTC ($39,883.73) and has sent a total of 1.47301348 BTC ($39,881.29).
  3. The current value of this address as at 20th September 2023 is 0.00009000 BTC ($2.44).
  4. The total incoming transaction on the wallet is 248 and the total outgoing transaction on the wallet is 2.

5. Between 13th October 2020 to 10th march, 2021, the EndSars donation BTC wallet 1CWdxSTKang1toEv2an1AY3z8cuwiapyno received donations from the following wallet addresses.

  • Binance wallet 3ChF7VYm5CGom3iVn1LHAiR4VqDTJpKoDK: This address has transacted 664 times on the Bitcoin blockchain. It has received a total of 20.15063229 BTC ($546,390) and has sent a total of 20.15063229 BTC ($546,390) The current value of this address is 0.00000000 BTC ($0.00).
  • BTC Wallet: 1Q8NRg4Sbx873jEQjRH7vcY3HK8hc88a5L: This address has transacted 2 times on the Bitcoin blockchain. It has received a total of 0.06404971 BTC ($1,736.73) and has sent a total of 0.06404971 BTC ($1,736.73) The current value of this address is 0.00000000 BTC ($0.00).
  • BTC Wallet: 3JXRVxhrk2o9f4w3cQchBLwUeegJBj6BEp: This address is associated with Luno, and it has transacted 1,219,351 times on the Bitcoin blockchain. It has received a total of 2155981.46259876 BTC ($58,475,715,018) and has sent a total of 2155981.46217472 BTC ($58,475,715,006) The current value of this address is 0.00042404 BTC ($11.50).
  • BTC Wallet: 3E5NsFYg9H64TSB9MroJCCZJG7dJ179Yge: This address is associated with Luno, and it has transacted 340,807 times on the Bitcoin blockchain. It has received a total of 775489.74636907 BTC ($21,033,259,420) and has sent a total of 775489.74631931 BTC ($21,033,259,419) The current value of this address is 0.00004976 BTC ($1.35).
  • BTC Wallet: bc1qsq7vz6u2w84apl5vqq3h4qeucwfr6d8hqwmj85: This address has transacted 2 times on the Bitcoin blockchain. It has received a total of 0.54028438 BTC ($14,663.71) and has sent a total of 0.54028438 BTC ($14,663.71) The current value of this address is 0.00000000 BTC ($0.00).
  • BTC Wallet: bc1qjp4n2unpc2q5n6fjfyfrjq02yxhu9s2ldkx9yg: This address has transacted 2 times on the Bitcoin blockchain. It has received a total of 0.39195935 BTC ($10,638.06) and has sent a total of 0.39195935 BTC ($10,638.06) The current value of this address is 0.00000000 BTC ($0.00).
  • BTC Wallet: bc1qpen0aj43e9x8dlszkwslle8qwy7lr3jsnmvyp5: This address has transacted 21,506 times on the Bitcoin blockchain. It has received a total of 4235.79405747 BTC ($114,962,500) and has sent a total of 4235.79087540 BTC ($114,962,414) The current value of this address is 0.00318207 BTC ($86.36).
  • BTC Wallet: bc1qgyaj300v3f866ws0qlhzp8msxkejvxafvl6ve3: This address has transacted 2 times on the Bitcoin blockchain. It has received a total of 0.34934714 BTC ($9,480.75) and has sent a total of 0.34934714 BTC ($9,480.75) The current value of this address is 0.00000000 BTC ($0.00).
  • BTC Wallet: 16P7ZniAZUjqHhLhc6vDn7S2Ucx2rqxzGt: This address has transacted 2 times on the Bitcoin blockchain. It has received a total of 0.02758384 BTC ($748.58) and has sent a total of 0.02758384 BTC ($748.58) The current value of this address is 0.00000000 BTC ($0.00)
  • BTC Wallet: 35rB9CTbqGMyJoxTbwdHbHbJHE4s9wHYpt: This address is associated with Anon, and the address has transacted 2 times on the Bitcoin blockchain. It has received a total of 0.02269280 BTC ($615.85) and has sent a total of 0.02269280 BTC ($615.85) The current value of this address is 0.00000000 BTC ($0.00)

6. Between 13th October 2020 to 10th march, 2021, the End Sars donation BTC wallet 1CWdxSTKang1toEv2an1AY3z8cuwiapyno sent out BTC to the two Kraken wallet addresses listed below.

  • BTC Wallet 1: 3QsWUPfHUHaoSjp8MsdKwLYxQ51xpy78qh: This address is associated with Kraken, and the address has transacted 2 times on the Bitcoin blockchain. It has received a total of 0.90831937 BTC ($24,139.88) and has sent a total of 0.90831937 BTC ($24,139.88) The current value of this address is 0.00000000 BTC ($0.00).
  • BTC Wallet 2: 3NjuiUamA9uduH3uJbTLWR8vyHqVQnsiP2: This address is associated with Kraken, and it has transacted 4 times on the Bitcoin blockchain. It has received a total of 2.55000000 BTC $69,222.84 and has sent a total of 2.55000000 BTC $69,222.84 The current value of this address is 0.00000000 BTC $0.0)

I also made the full analysis on the EndSars protest donation wallet available in PDF file format. You can DOWNLOAN it here!

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