Sanusi Accussed Over Sponsoring Boko Haram

Suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has denied the allegation of financing the dreaded Boko Haram group, levelled against him by the Jonathan administration.


Speaking through his lawyer, Kola Awodehin (SAN) at the resumed hearing of his fundamental human rights enforcement suit before a Lagos Federal High Court, the embattled CBN governor insisted that the government had failed to substantiate the allegation of terrorism financing.

According to Awodehin the allegation of terrorism financing against his client by the government was a figment of imagination as it never produced any evidence before the court to back up such claim.

“The first to third respondents give conflicting reasons as to the complaint made against the applicant: This conflict goes to show that they acted without due process of the law.

“The allegations against the applicant as to funding of terrorism, is an after thought by the respondent, which is not backed by facts, as there is no reasonable suspicion that the applicant committed any crime,” he said.

He added that the seizure of the Sanusi’s international passport is a derogation of his freedom of movement.

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