Warning against ignoring Emefiele’s trial: anti-corruption organization (N17.369trn)

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The Federal Government should not turn a blind eye to the continuing trial of Godwin Emefiele, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, according to a stern appeal from the Citizens Participation Against Corruption Initiative.

At a news conference on Sunday, the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Katsina State voiced their concerns over the seriousness of the corruption charges against Emefiele and called for an open and unbiased inquiry.

Organizational head Comrade Bishir Dauda restated the disturbing claims made in the “Obazee Report.”

He was named in the report as being involved in terrorism funding, financial irregularities totaling more than N17.369 trillion, and unapproved policy implementations.

They warned that ignoring Emefiele’s trial would lead to a loss of public faith in anti-corruption efforts and the continuation of a culture of impunity among powerful officials, and they urged against any effort to minimize the gravity of the charges.

To show its dedication to justice, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration should insist on and maintain the rule of law, rejecting any manipulations or pressures based on tribal, religious, or political affiliations. The group praised Tinubu for gathering the courage to lead what they called a “historic probe” of the fired CBN Gvernor.

We cannot, as a civil society organization, remain mute or indifferent in the midst of this astounding corruption scandal. In light of the serious accusations against former Nigerian central bank governor Godwin Ifeanyi Emefiele, including treason, terrorism financing, breaching the CBN Act, personal enrichment of cronies, theft, and outright plunder, as uncovered by special investigator Jim Obazee, the group firmly agrees with Mr. Bayo Onanuga and other patriotic Nigerians, development partners, and the international community.

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