The embattled suspended governor of the Central Bank Of Nigeria, Lamido Sanusi, on Monday floored the Federal government as a Federal High Court in Lagos, barred the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria, FRCN, from investigating him.
Delivering the judgment, Justice John Tsoho, explained that although the FRCN is responsible for ensuring good governance in financial matters, their position shows that they are already prejudiced.
Tsoho countered the FRCN’s argument that their recommendation to the presidency was merely advisory, adding that it was clear that they had already decided the Sanusi’s fate, even before their investigation.
“The language of the briefing note (transmitted by the FRCN to the presidency) conveys a sense of the defendant desperately goading the presidency to deal with the plaintiff” Tsoho said. “The plaintiff submitting himself for investigation (by FRCN) is like the cockroach finding itself in the midst of fowls. Such a cockroach cannot be innocent”.
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Source: Premium Times