Late on Thursday evening, operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFFC, arrested the immediate past Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Professor Charles Soludo on allegation of aiding and abetting of bribes in the printing of polymer currency by an Australian firm.
The EFCC operatives arrested Soludo in his home in Abuja.
Thereafter, media officials of the commission alerted journalists across the board, but asked them to quote sources. They also furnished all the media houses with details of their line of interrogation and investigation.
It is unclear what the motives of the EFCC are and what level of evidence they have against the former CBN governor.
EFCC officials insisted that in the next couple of weeks they would arrest other serving and retired officials suspected to be involved in the alleged bribery.
Soludo has of recent criticized the monetary and economic policies of the present administration. His views are considered to be against the interest of the government.
The former CBN governor also worked with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar during the run-up to the 2011 Presidential election primary of the PDP. He has since remained a thorn in the flesh of the administration.
Scan-News gathered that the next two week, the EFCC may likely start the prosecution of the former CBN governor. The EFCC has been on his case for the past one year, finishing for evidence and leads pertaining to his reign at the CBN.