Nigerians have reacted to news that the Central Bank of Nigeria admitted that an audio leaked where top officials of the apex including its Governor, Godwin Emefiele, were discussing how to cover up N500 billion Naira which they had invested in a private business that ran aground.
Recall that SaharaReporters leaked an exclusive audio recording where Emefiele, his deputy, Edward Adamu, director of finance Dayo Arowosegbe and special adviser to the governor, Emmanuel Ukeji were reportedly discussing shady transactions of the governor of the CBN with a Dubai based company which later went awry.
According to SaharaReporters, the CBN has now confirmed the audio in a press statement on Sunday signed by Issac Okorafor, director corporate communications.
Below is the full statement from the Central Bank of Nigeria:
The response of the apex bank has now elicited response on Twitter and here are some of them:
Someone at the top is angry about the tenure extension for the CBN Governor.
Some power brokera are angry PMB handed Emefiele a second term. Now SR has been paid to release the dossier on him to have him removed by PMB for incompetence and then their own definitely Aisah Ahmad stepping in in acting capacity.
1. Arowosegbe saying his “personal expenses just increase by over 1B in th past one year…”
2. CBN Gov. exclaiming all through “Ahhh…God, Damned it, Yee, Haaa, Hmmm etc”
I wonder when we will have sense in this country. Sahara reporters have evidence against the CBN, genuine or not. Don’t you think the CBN should show some evidence to defend these allegations. They will show letter headed paper sayng no money was stolen nd Nigerians will believe.
Why was it only after PMB recommended the second term for Emefiele that the audio of a cover up of N500 bn is released? Why has nothing been done before this time