Thursday, 10 January 2013

EFCC Arrests Former CBN Governor, Soludo

Reports just coming in from Sahara reporters says officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission this afternoon arrested the immediate past Governor of the Central bank of Nigeria, Charles Soludo in connection with the Australian polymer banknotes bribery scam.

The online news Agency claims that a close relative of Mr. Soludo confirmed to it that operatives picked up the former CBN governor in Abuja a few hours ago.

 
It also said a government source informed it that Mr. Soludo is facing interrogation by the EFCC at its Abuja office with regards to his role in the bribery of CBN officials by an Australian currency mint company, Securency.
 
The source said about a dozen other CBN former and serving officials have also been apprehended for questioning on the deal.
 

EFCC spokesperson has so far not been reached for confirmation of the arrest.

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