- A former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, has said it is time to indict, arrest and try the alleged accomplices of suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Godwin Emefiele
- Sowore listed Emefiele's supposed accomplices as Muhammadu Buhari, Abubakar Malami (SAN), and Buhari’s cousin, Tunde Sabiu
- Recall that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu suspended Emefiele from office with immediate effect on Friday night over an ongoing investigation of his office
FCT, Abuja - The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 and 2023 elections, Omoyele Sowore, on Saturday, June 10, said some “accomplices” should be arrested and tried alongside Godwin Emefiele.
It would be recalled that Emefiele was suspended by President Bola Tinubu as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday, June 9.
The CBN governor's suspension is a sequel to the ongoing investigation of his office and the planned reforms in the economy's financial sector, the Bola Tinubu administration said.
Emefiele: ‘Buhari among those that should be arrested', says Sowore
Sowore named the immediate past president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari; and General Lucky Irabor, the incumbent Chief of Defence Staff; as some of the persons that should be arrested alongside Emefiele.
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He wrote on his verified Twitter handle:
“It is time to indict, arrest and try his accomplices as well.
"They include his principal, @MBuhari , the ex-Attorney General, Abubakar @Malami SAN. Buhari’s cousin and ex- Private Secretary, Tunde Sabiu, Chief of Defense Staff, General Irabor whose wife was given the task of printing naira notes under the pretext of being falsely appointed by the Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Company.
“Gen Irabor severally interfered with investigations and obstructed justice in attempt to shield @GodwinIEmefiele from investigations, arrest and prosecution."
Godwin Emefiele: DSS finally reacts to arresting suspended CBN governor
Legit.ng earlier reported that against the background that the suspended CBN governor had been detained, the Department of State Services (DSS) said on Saturday, June 10, that the top banker was not in its custody.
The DSS Spokesman, Peter Afunanya, clarified this development in a mail.
Godwin Emefiele: Wike reacts to Tinubu’s decision to suspend CBN governor
Reacting to this development, Wike, one of the critics of Emefiele’s policies, especially the Naira redesign, described the President’s decision as bold and timely.