By Gift Samuel, The Sight News
Abuja-The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has on Wednesday denied a report alleging that one of its Deputy Governors was arrested and made to forfeit some amount of money to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The Bank in a statement signed by the Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okoroafor, stated categorically that, “there is no iota of truth in the said report, it is without doubt, a mere figment of the writer’s imagination”.
He emphasized that the Bank and its officials will not be distracted from the onerous task of ensuring stability in the financial system, and indeed the economy, at this critical time.
Okoroafor however, pointed out that such persons(s) bent on disparaging the Bank and its officials should note that legal options would be explored to protect its reputation from being tarnished in any manner.
The apex Bank therefore implored members of the media to always exercise caution and endeavor to verify their stories before rushing to the press.