– Accuses CBN’s Legal Department Of Fraud
A legal practitioner, Maxwell Opara, has accused the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, of using the Economic and Finance Crime Commission into blackmailing him to drop multiple suits filed by the practitioner against the Governor of the apex financial institution in the country.
In a press release issued by the human right attorney, Opara, alleged that following his discovery of fraud at the legal department of the bank, Emefiele, and the Director of Legal Services have tried to ‘suppress him’ all to no avail.
“Gentlemen of the Press, just to inform you that CBN Governor and his Director Legal have decided to use EFCC to intimidate any of his perceived critics. You recall that there was a time I discovered an epitome of fraud at the legal department of CBN and I petitioned against the CBN Governor and he tried to suppress me and I refused.
“You equally recall that there was a particular time I petitioned against the same CBN together with his Director legal for their gross disobedience to court order.
“You can equally recall there was a particular time the CBN GOVERNOR in conjunction with Ministry of Finance with support of EFCC to misappropriate funds and I instituted an action against them asking court to restrain them from doing so while the matter is pending in court the same CBN tried to persuade me to withdraw the matter but I refused.
“You may recall that CBN Governor and Co without following due process sold Polaris Bank and I filed action against them asking court to nullify the sale. The same CBN Governor through his agent trying to stop me from going on with the matter and I refused.
“Now they feel that the best way to get at me is to use EFCC to get at me by filing useless and stupid charges without any single proof of evidence.
“I may not comment further on charge since it is pending in court. Thereafter the determination of the charge I will respond.”
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