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N500bn scam: Sowore says CBN governor, Emefiele must be sacked, prosecuted

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Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) and publisher of Saharareporters, has asked the Federal Government to sack and arrest the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, Godwin Emefiele, for alleged N500bn scam.

Sowore, who disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement by AAC’s Director of Public Relations, Media and Communication, Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi, said a leaked audio implicating Emefiele in the scam must not be discarded.

“The country cannot continue to be led by people who are unconcerned about the plight of the suffering masses and are only creative in covering their perfidious tracks. This cannot be allowed to continue. The AAC party demands that the governor steps down immediately and a full scale investigation be launched into his actions and financial manipulations during his tenure. Nigeria must progress.” he stated.

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Sowore said, “the rot eating away at Nigeria’s fabric starts at the top, and continues to unearth evidence to prove this point.”

He recalled that Emefiele; the CBN Deputy Governor, Edward Adamu, and others were allegedly caught on tape discussing how to cover up the loss of the funds stolen from the apex bank towards the end of 2018 in a private investment in Dubai that falied.

The statement reads, “The CBN governor, appointed by Goodluck Jonathan, retained by Buhari’s regime and now approved for further five years can distinctly be heard discussing with his deputy for ideas on how to cover up the heinous crime against the people of Nigeria.

“From security to power to income strategy, it is clear that this government and its leadership work towards impeding Nigeria’s growth at every turn. The fact that this irrefutable evidence is not headlining news and the governor maintains his position at the helm of the nation’s financial affairs – as have many thieves before him – is damning to our country indeed.”

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