DSS arrests CBN Deputy Governor Kingsley Obiora

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The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Obiora,  has been arrested by the Department of State Security Services (DSS).

His arrest follows allegations of financial mismanagement under Godwin Emefiele, the suspended CBN governor.

Obiora, who is in charge of economic policy, has now spent four nights in custody under questioning by the security service, which has been looking into allegations of financial mismanagement under Godwin Emefiele, the ousted governor.

Recall that Emefiele has been in the custody of the DSS since June 10, 2023, a day after President Bola Tinubu removed him from office

In July, Tinubu appointed a special investigator, Jim Obazee, to oversee the probe of the activities of the apex bank under Emefiele.

Obiora was a policy chief at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and advised former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Godwin Emefiele until March 2, 2020, when he was confirmed to his current position as one of CBN’s four deputy governors.




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