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We didn’t arrest any CBN official

The Department of State Services on Thursday said there was no truth in the reports that it arrested a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Aisha Ahmad.

It said it did not arrest any current or former official of the apex bank in the last 48 hours.

The DSS disclosed this in tweet posted on its official X handle (formerly Twitter).

Reports of Ahmad’s alleged arrest went viral on the Internet on Thursday.

The reports suggested that she was arrested over an alleged fraudulent acquisition of shares in Polaris, Titan Trust, and Union banks.

The spokesman of the DSS, Dr Peter Afunanya, did not respond to inquiries when our correspondent contacted earlier on the matter.
However, tweeting on Thursday night, the DSS wrote, “The DSS did not, in the last 48 hours, arrest any former or present official of the CBN.”

The PUNCH reports that the CBN and some of its former senior officials have been under scrutiny since the apex bank’s former governor, Godwin Emefiele, was suspended and subsequently arrested.

He is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over alleged financial impropriety during his tenure under former President Muhammadu Buhari.

Abiodun Sanusi

The PUNCH journalist, Sanusi, has over six years media experience covering metro, entertainment, politics, civil societies, foreign affairs, crime and security.

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