Police, CBN speak on report of officers surrounding Emefiele’s Abuja home – TrendyNewsReporters

Police, CBN speak on report of officers surrounding Emefiele’s Abuja home

by ebor cletus ralph jr

On Tuesday night, police reportedly surrounded the residence of Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), which is situated in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

This occurs at the same time that Emefiele was given a summons to appear before the Federal High Court of Abuja on Wednesday for a $53 million judgement obligation related to the Paris Club refund by Justice Inyang Ekwo.
In a lawsuit Mr. Joe Agi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, had brought against Linas International Limited, the Minister of Finance, and the CBN, we had reported that the judge had issued the ruling.

J. O. Njikonye, the attorney defending the judgement creditor, requested that the judge issue a warrant for Emefiele’s arrest and transportation to court in a court document.

According to a report on Wednesday (not Ripples Nigeria) about 10 police officers were allegedly spotted around Emefiele’s residence.

However, Police Public Relations Officer in Abuja, Josephine Adeh, told Ripples Nigeria that she was unaware of the presence of the officers at Emefiele’s home.

“I don’t know anything,” she said, adding that such situation between the CBN governor and the police usually stops on the desk of the Force headquarters, “call force headquarters to know if they are the ones.”

The Force Public Relations Officer, Abuja, Muyiwa Adejobi on his part told Ripples Nigeria correspondent that he wasn’t aware as well, stating that the enquiry should be sent to the FCT command which was Adeh’s desk.

Also, the CBN spokesperson, Osita Nwanisobi, echoed the same statement during a phone conversation with this publication.

The report follows claims that the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Emefiele on Monday, however, the secret police denied storming the CBN office or detaining the financial regulator boss, who has been accused of allegedly financing terrorism and money laundering.


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