Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has dismissed allegations made against him by the special investigator appointed by President Bola Tinubu. Emefiele, who was released from Kuje prison in Abuja, labeled the allegations as “false, misleading, and calculated to disparage my person” and stated that they were intended to serve the investigator’s “selfish interest.” Emefiele refuted claims related to the Naira redesign, alleged looting of $6.3 million from the CBN vault, and the opening of 593 different deposit accounts in foreign banks.
- Emefiele called the allegations false, misleading, and serving the investigator’s selfish interest.
- He refuted claims related to the Naira redesign, stating that there was indeed presidential approval for it.
- Emefiele denied knowledge of the alleged withdrawal of $6.23 million from the CBN vault, challenging the investigator to publish the documents.
- Regarding the 593 accounts purportedly opened in different parts of the world, Emefiele stated categorically that he was not involved in their opening and had no knowledge of them.
- Emefiele emphasized that he is advised by his lawyers not to comment on matters submitted to the court for adjudication.