Emefiele Trial: DSS Arrests Obiora Former Adviser


News Investigators/ The deputy governor of the Economic Policy Directorate of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Obiora, has been detained by officials of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Mr. Obiora, sources said, was arrested in connection with the ongoing investigation on the alleged misdemeanors of the suspended governor of CBN, Godwin Emefiele.

Sources hinted that more arrest of CBN officials are likely among.

Recall that President Bola Tinubu recently mandate a Special Investigations Panel to investigate the tenure of Mr Emefiele.

Sources further said that Mr Obiora, who was an adviser to the suspended CBN boss may stand as a witness against him.

While authorities have been questioning other senior officials of the bank, Obiora is not accused of fraud or theft, it was further learnt.

However, sources suggest the panel is insisting he knows more than he is sharing regarding Emefiele’s tenure, though he has apparently been highly cooperative despite their frustrating efforts.

Mr Obiora was a policy chief at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and advised former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Godwin Emefiele until March 2, 2020, when he was confirmed to his current position as one of CBN’s four deputy governors.


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