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EFCC May Charge Ex-Central Bank Governor, Charles Saludo For Fraud

There  are indications that the immediate past Governor of the Central  Bank  (CBN),Professor  Chukwuma Soludo,  may be charged to court by the  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  over  the contract for the printing of the  N20  polymer notes in 2006.

Soludo was quizzed last Thursday and Friday by operatives of the commission in connection with the N750million alleged bribe in the process of awarding the contract.

Some CBN officials were said to have received bribe from the Australian firm of Securency International Pty which secured the contract.

The Nation gathered that the EFCC legal team is sorting out  all the necessary  details which would enable them file  charges against Soludo.

Confirming this development to The Nation yesterday, Wilson Uwujaren, Head, Publicity, EFCC, said: “Don’t forget that the investigation on the matter is ongoing.

“But I can assure that the EFCC’s legal team is working round the clock to ensure that all the paper work is perfected to enable us prosecute the case against the former CBN governor anytime soon.”

Pressed further, he said: “The public will definitely be carried along as we proceed with the case. But I can assure you that the whole process will be as transparent as possible.”

 

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