CBN Gov, Emefiele finally returns to Nigeria amid threats of arrest

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The embattled Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, on Monday, finally returned to Abuja after spending several weeks abroad.

The apex bank boss has been overseas since accompanying President Muhammadu Buhari to the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington DC between December 13 and 15, 2022.

Instead of returning to Nigeria, Emefiele flew to the United Kingdom from the US amidst investigation of several allegations against him, including corruption and terrorism financing back home.

It was learnt that the CBN governor headed to his office with massive security, specifically military protection, following his return to the country on Monday.

“Emefiele has returned to Nigeria. He went to the CBN with massive security. He was given military protection. His security is bigger than that of the President,” SaharaReporters quoted a source at CBN as saying.