Group alleges plot to attack CBN headquarters

A human rights organisation under the aegis of the Coalition of National Interest Defenders on Thursday raised the alarm over fresh plot to launch what it described as a coordinated attack and smear campaigns against the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, because of the policies of the apex bank.

The organisation which alleged that plans had been concluded to attack the CBN Headquarters, said the Department of State Services was planning to re-arrest Emefiele, despite a subsisting court order.

The Convener of CNID, Tochukwu Ohazuruike, said there was already a perfected plan to fabricate another allegation to help them arrest Emefiele,  force him to resign, to pave way for appointment of a DSS stooge as acting CBN governor despite numerous judgments from courts of competent jurisdiction.

While calling for the President’s intervention, Ohazuruike said, “Despite the clear and direct orders of the High court of the FCT, the DSS was insistent that it would arrest Emefiele. The flagrant violation of the rule of law is very worrisome. Nigeria is a democracy and as such, the rule of law must prevail at all times.”

He alleged that money launderers, vote buyers, election riggers and corrupt politicians were the sponsors of the plot to remove the CBN Governor.

“Some governors who looted the bailout funds to their states from whom the CBN recovered huge amounts including a governor from whom the CBN recovered N20bn are part of those asking for Emefiele’s head”, he said.


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