Alleged Extortion Of CBN Officials: Ribadu Summons Jim Obazee, Tinubu’s Special Investigator

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THE National Security Adviser (NSA) has reportedly summoned Mr Jim Obazee, the Special Investigator appointed by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to probe the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Godwin Emefiele.

Earlier reports highlighted claims of witch-hunting, extortion and undue intimidation by Obazee’s team, even after his mandated tenure had expired.

President Tinubu appointed Obazee as a special investigator of the CBN under Emefiele through a letter dated 28 July 2023.

Obazee and his team submitted their report, accusing the former CBN governor of misappropriating funds through contract scams and other fraudulent activities.

However, his presidential mandate expired on 1st December 2023, as directed in a letter dated 29 November 2023.

Despite the expiration of his mandate, reports suggest that Obazee’s team continued unauthorized raids.

In response, Daily Nigerian reports that the NSA has summoned Mr Obazee and instructed him to return all government property in his possession, including official vehicles provided for his operations.

A source within the NSA’s office, quoted in the report, said: “Jim Obazee and his team were summoned on Friday by the Office of the National Security Adviser and were asked to return all government property in his possession. This includes the official vehicles given to him to aid his operations and others.

“He was stripped of all his powers and the presidential mandate as the CBN investigator, so to speak.”

Credit: Daily Nigerian

 

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