Getting Messier! SSS detains Sanusi, Seizes all Travelling Documents after suspension as CBN Governor

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This is getting messier!

First it was news of Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi suspended by President Goodluck Jonathan saying his tenure had been characterized by various acts of financial recklessness and misconduct. Hmmmm!

People don’t believe this thought. They say the CBN governor was axed because he exposed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, as an harbinger of corruption and financial mismanagement, diverting huge federal revenues accruing to the nation from the sale of crude oil. Mr. Sanusi says as much as $20 billion oil money is missing.

Now, reports say officials of the State Security Service, SSS, have seized Sanusi’s travelling documents shortly after he arrived Lagos from Niger, where he had gone to attend a meeting of governors of central banks in the West African sub-region.

He was accosted by plain clothe operatives who detained him briefly and insisted he must surrender his passport.

They also insisted that he would not be allowed to leave the airport until the Lagos state director of the SSS arrives.

Let’s see how this plays out!

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