expr:class='"loading" + data:blog.mobileClass'>


Thursday 30 March 2017

Shockwaves Rock Nigeria's Apex Bank as EFCC Arrests Two CBN Directors Over Forex Fraud... See Details

File photo
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria for alleged forex manipulation and economic sabotage. Two directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) who were alleged indicted with forex manipulation and economic sabotage, have been arrested by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to Punch Metro, impeccable sources at the EFCC revealed on Wednesday that the directors were still in custody as of 7.30pm on Wednesday night, adding that the directors had been searched while incriminating evidence had been recovered
“We have arrested two directors of the CBN in connection with forex manipulation. We believe that it was the activities of these individuals that contributed to the dollar scarcity and the weakening of the naira.

“Ironically, immediately we started investigating these chaps a month ago, the CBN reeled out a new forex policy which sought to flood the market with excess dollar and strengthen the naira.

“Already, we have searched their houses and recovered some sensitive documents. We have reason to believe that they may not have acted alone. We expect to make more discoveries as investigations continue,” a source at the EFCC who wished to remain anonymous said.
The Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, CBN, Isaac Okoroafor, when contacted by a correspondent, said no director of the apex bank had been arrested by the EFCC.
“This is not true. No director of the bank (CBN)  has been arrested by the EFCC. The current activities of the CBN  in the forex market is a result of months of study, monitoring  and planning to tackle the activities of black marketers.

“We are succeeding and Nigerians are happy with us.  No amount of false rumours and concoctions to ridicule and sabotage the success we have achieved will make us lose our focus at this time,” he said.

No comments:

Post a Comment