Sunday, May 19, 2024

FG Not Sure of Crime To Charge Emefiele With -Akpabio

The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, on Sunday said the current administration led by President Bola Tinubu did not know the crime to charge a former Governor of the Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele with.

According to Akpabio, Tinubu’s administration met the Nigerian economy in a mess which he claimed was caused by policies carried out by Emefiele.

Akpabio made this known in a video shared on Channels Television’s X while speaking during a thanksgiving service by Senator Barinada Mpigi in Koroma, Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State on Sunday.

He said, “So, the kind of debt and economic mess that we are in, a lot of people will not understand but I remember President Obama saying that you cannot know Washington until you get to Washington.

“So, by the time we went in to look at the economic situation of the country, it was terrible. You know that the former governor of the Central Bank. We did not even know what to charge him with. Whether to charge him for putting foam on top of the bill or to charge him for illegal possession of firearm or to charge him for printing notes without income. I don’t know what we are going to charge him with.

“But what we can is that yes there is hunger today because of the policies and actions that they took, and we recognise that, and I think every political party should recognise that there is hunger, and we are battling to ensure that Nigerians sleep with their eyes closed.

“Yes, there is insecurity, we are battling to ensure that Nigerians can take three square meals a day. But be rest assured that we campaigned for this job, we campaigned around the country, we will not let you down, we will get to the bottom of it, all we need is your patience.

“Those rots that have happened in Nigeria for so many years for almost 60 years cannot be solved in six months.”

Emefiele is currently being prosecuted for alleged criminal breach of trust, forgery, conspiracy to commit forgery, procurement fraud and conspiracy to commit a felony.

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