The Nigerian police arraigned George Uboh, for apparent defamation against the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.
The charge sheet, which was published on Sahara Reporters’ website, was filed at the High Court in Abuja, following a petition against the CBN governor for purported N232bn fraud.
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Emefiele, in an audio excerpt published in May, had apparently claimed that 500billion naira was missing.
The excerpt, which was circulated by Sahara Reporters, showed Emefiele, his Deputy, Edward Adamu; the Director for Finance, Dayo Arowosegbe; and one of the special advisers to the CBN governor, Emmanuel Ukeje, allegedly discussing how to cover up the loss of over N500bn stolen from the CBN in a private investment that had nose-dived.
In one of the clips, the CBN governor was presented as saying that the Ministry of Finance, as well as the National Assembly, must not know about the development.
Also, N2bn was said to have been reserved for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for no clear reason.
The CBN had since claimed that no N500bn was missing in its accounts.