The former governor of Central Bank, Prof Charles Soludo has been granted administrative bail by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He was however asked to report back to the anti-graft agency the following morning for further questioning. In addition, the former Anambra state People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate was asked to surrender his diplomatic and international passports to the EFCC and also produce two sureties who should not be below the rank of permanent secretaries or directors in the Federal public service as part of the conditions for his bail, Vanguard newspaper reports. Soludo was picked up from his Abuja residence on Thursday by operatives of the EFCC over his alleged involvement in the printing of polymer banknotes contract scam amounting to N750 million. Meanwhile, Soludo’s media office has released a statement debunking reports of his arrest. According to the statement signed by Bonaventure Melah, the former CBN Governor was invited by the EFCC to make clarifications on some issues on a matter under investigation and he voluntarily went to the EFCC office to honour the Commission’s invitation. He states that Soludo was abroad attending to several international engagements when the letter was sent to his aides and upon his return, he honoured the invitation which detailed the date and time of the meeting.
Prof Charles Soludo Granted Administrative Bail by EFCC, Debunks Reports of Arrest
- Published: 130 days ago on January 12, 2013
- By: onnaedo.okafor
- Last Modified: January 12, 2013 @ 10:36 am
- Filed Under: Headlines, Nigerian News
- Tagged With: Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Prof Charles Soludo, Vanguard Newspaper