Aishah Ahmad, the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for financial system stability, has been interviewed by the special investigator appointed by President Bola Tinubu, TheCable understands.
All deputy governors of the CBN are being interviewed one after the other as the investigator examines the bank’s books under Godwin Emefiele, the suspended governor.
TheCable understands the deputy governors are being asked to confirm their knowledge of a number of decisions taken by the bank in the last eight years.
Along with the governor, the four deputies constitute the board of the apex bank.
The investigating team is using an office at the headquarters of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja, where the deputy governors have been making appearances as the need arises.
Some have been invited thrice and shown documents to confirm if they were aware of the transactions, sources told TheCable.
Jim Osayande Obazee, ex-chief executive officer of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN), was appointed as the special investigator in July.
Emefiele is being questioned by the secret police and Obazee over his stewardship of the apex bank.
Emefiele has since been slapped with a 20-count charge bordering on alleged fraud after he was initially arraigned over a gun charge.
A source close to Ahmad said she is at home and was not detained by the DSS.
“I wish to reassure everyone that Aishah Ahmad is home with her family,” the source said.
Ahmad alongside Edward Adamu were reappointed as CBN deputy governors and confirmed by the senate in December 2022.
Source: The Cable