Friday, January 11, 2013

EFCC arrests former CBN governor, Charles Soludo

Former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Prof Charles Soludo, was Thursday arrested  by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC). apprehend

He was picked up from his Abuja residence a source in EFCC confirmed to Sahara reporters.
 Sahara reporters gathered that Soludo’s arrest was in connection with the controversial contract he awarded for the printing of polymer currency notes to an Australian firm while he was governor of the CBN between 2006 and 2008.

 The source also said about a dozen other CBN former and serving CBN officials have also been apprehended for questioning on the deal.

However, EFCC spokesperson could not be reached for confirmation of the arrest.

It was not clear as at the time of filing the report if the operatives would release the former Anambra State Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate.

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