‘How Emefiele Evaded Arrest On Arrival At Airport’

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele on Monday arrived in Nigeria amidst calls for his arrest.

Emefiele returned to the country after his two weeks’ leave abroad elapsed.

Emefiele upon his arrival into the country evaded arrest at the airport due to the intervention of one of the Service Chiefs.

There had been speculations that the Department of State Service (DSS) on Monday invaded the CBN headquarters to arrest Emefiele.

The secret police allegedly attempted to arrest him over allegations of terrorism financing and fraud.

A source that spoke with Daily Sun, however, stated that the Service Chief got approval for the jet that brought Emefiele back to the country to land at the private wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, where military men had been positioned.

DSS operatives were prevented from arresting Emefiele due to the presence of the military men.

A source claimed that top officials at the DSS have given Emefiele a resignation condition for him to be let off the controversy.

Meanwhile, the 9th Senate led by Ahmad Lawan has asked the CBN Governor to submit documents relating to the Ways and Means of the apex bank.

Sources that spoke with the platform revealed that lawmakers had vowed not to approve the 2023 budget until they see documents on the CBN loans with which the Federal Government financed budget shortfalls.

Statistics showed that the Ways and Means’ debt rose from N17. 5 trillion in December 2021 to N23. 8 trillion in October 2022.

In a related development, the DSS on Monday denied invading the CBN headquarters to arrest Emefiele.

The spokesman of DSS, Peter Afunanya in a statement said, “The attention of the DSS has been drawn to the false news making the round that its operatives invaded the Central Bank of Nigeria and arrested its governor, today 16/1/23 (yesterday). This is fake news and quite misleading.”

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