Saturday, September 19, 2020

Senate vows to issue arrest warrant on CBN governor, Emefiele

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The Senate has vowed to issue a warrant of arrest on the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, GODWIN EMEFIELE following his alleged refusal to appear before it to defend the release of two hundred and eighty-nine million dollars to former National Intelligence Agency AYO OKE in cash.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Public Accounts Senator MATTHEW URHOGHIDE who spoke in Abuja on the investigation, Peoples Democratic Party, said the Governor of the apex bank has been summoned several times before the committee on the said money but vehemently ignored the invitation of the Committee.


Senator URHOGHIDE explained that the warrant of arrest has become imperative because there was no official of the CBN that deemed it important to honour the invitations of the Committee on the ongoing investigation.


Recall that fresh facts emerged before the Senate last week that the money found in the Ikoyi swanky apartment of the former NIA Director- General, Ayodele Oke by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was a fraction of two hundred and eighty-nine million dollars cash collected by the DG from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

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