Godwin Emefiele has reportedly been granted study leave by President Muhammadu Buhari in order to flee the country before May 29.
According to reports, the impromptu leave comes amid corruption and terrorism-financing allegations against him.
Recall that the Department of State Services (DSS) recently accused Emefiele of sabotaging the economy, financing terrorism and committing other economic crimes.
The secret police had also attempted to arrest and detain Emefiele in the past over the allegations against him.
Sahara Reporters stated that the DSS is not happy about the prospect of seeing the CBN governor evade justice.
“The DSS has kicked against the study leave reportedly granted to Emefiele as it means he will flee the country before May 29 when another government comes in,” a source said on Friday.
The DSS had also claimed that their preliminary investigation revealed various acts of terrorism financing, fraudulent activities perpetrated by Emefiele and his involvement in economic crimes of national security dimension including mismanaging the CBN subsidiary, NISRAL, and the central bank’s Anchor Borrowers Programme.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will be sworn in as Nigeria’s new president on May 29 barring any court judgement to the contrary as his election victory is being challenged at the election petition tribunal.