Rash of protests hit Abuja over trump up charge of terror financing against CBN Gov. Emefiele

by Per Second News
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A suit allegedly and “secretly” filed by the Department of State Service (DSS) to arrest and try the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, for terrorism financing and other crimes has sparked a rash of protests in Abuja.

Emefiele is also being accused of “economic crimes of national security dimension.”


The protests were staged on Monday under aegis of Buhari Legacy Defenders, Arewa Youth Consultative Movement Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo Youth Movement, African Centre for Justice and Human Rights, Ethnic youth Leaders Political Parties Chairmen Forum, Lawyers in Defence of Economic rights and Justice.

Persecondnews reports that the protesters, armed with placards, marched to the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice where they submitted a petition against the action of the SSS and called for the sack of its Director-General, Mr Yusuf Magaji Bichi.

A similar letter was also submitted to the Office of the President, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Inspector General of Police, among others.

The groups had emerged from a news conference before embarking on the protest, alleging that the SSS was plotting to remove the CBN Governor for political and pecuniary reasons.

The DG SSS and his allies in the plot had already promised someone else the office on the agreement that the cash withdrawal limit policy would be immediately suspended, they alleged.

Earlier at the news conference, the Convener of the Coalition, MrTochukwu Ohazuruike, said the Secret Police had filed a suit in court accusing the CBN Governor of terrorism financing and other crimes it described as economic crimes of national security dimension.


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