Deputy Governor of CBN, Aishah Ahmad, is not under arrest

Recent reports suggesting that CBN Deputy Governor Aishah Ahmad has been arrested by the DSS are not true. This is according to official information received by NewsTimes from sources close to the Deputy Governor.

In light of the ongoing investigation into the activities of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), all senior officials of the Central Bank are being interviewed by the DSS and the appointed special investigator.

The deputy governors are not exempt from this exercise and have all been called upon to provide essential information at different points in time.

It is important to emphasize that this is a standard procedure aimed at assisting the ongoing probe, the sources informed NewsTimes.

In a phone conversation with a close family member of the deputy governor FSS who is not authorized to speak on this matter, it was confirmed and clarified that the Deputy Governor is safe and sound.

Aides of the Deputy Governor also explained as follows;

  • “I wish to reassure everyone that Aishah Ahmad is home with her family and not detained by the DSS. She is safe and sound.”

  • “In these times, it is essential to maintain clarity and rely on verified information only. Mrs Ahmad’s cooperation with the authorities is a demonstration of her commitment to transparency and due process.”

  • “It is crucial that the public exercise discretion when evaluating news reports and avoid engaging in unfounded rumours or misinformation.”

  • “The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) plays a vital role in the nation’s economic stability, and the investigative process must be allowed to run its course.”

The central bank’s top echelon is currently under investigation since the suspended Governor, Godwin Emefiele, was arrested and is still being detained by the State Security Service (DSS).

Note: This story was updated to reflect new information. 

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