EFCC arrests former CBN governor: Charles Soludo


Officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrested immediate past Governor of the Central bank of Nigeria, Charles Soludo in connection with the Australian polymer banknotes bribery scam.A close relative of Mr. Soludo confirmed to Saharareporters operatives picked up the former CBN governor in Abuja.
 A government source told Saharareporters that Mr. Soludo is facing interrogation by the EFCC at its Abuja office with regards to his role in the bribery of CBN officials by an Australian currency mint company, Securency.
 The source told our reporters about a dozen other CBN former and serving CBN officials have also been apprehended for questioning on the deal.
 EFCC spokesperson could not be reached for confirmation of the arrestFormer Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Prof Charles Soludo, was Thursday arrested  by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC).
Soludo’s arrest was in connection with the controversial contract he awarded for the printing of polymer currency notes to an Australian firm while he was governor of the CBN between 2006 and 2008.

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