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Ex CBN Governor Sanusi Under Probe for Financing Terrorism



Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi - Bella Naija

The Federal Government is investigating Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, because of suspicions that he may be a financier of terrorist operations in the country.

The Department of State Services, DSS, revealed this news yesterday, in a counter-affidavit they filed in response to a lawsuit filed by Sanusi before a Federal High Court in Lagos.  In the suit Sanusi filed, he is seeking a restraining order against DSS operatives and the Police to prevent them from detaining, arresting, and harassing him, Vanguard reports.

The former CBN governor filed the suit as a result of an incident that occurred on February 20th, in which the DSS seized his passport upon arrival at Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

The DSS informed the court that it impounded Sanusi’s passport due to the current investigations about his suspected involvement in financing terrorism.

Sanusi has denied the allegations.

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  1. Iris

    April 1, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I really hope they have valid reasons for this. We’ve come to expect all kinds of shenanigans from politicians but if this is just retaliation then they’ve reached a new low. There have been a few stories in the past about high ranking politicians and businessmen financing terrorism. Names have been mentioned but there has never been news that they were being investigated. The fact that the first person being publicly investigated is Sanusi just seems suspicious considering that they’ve been dragging their feet on this for years.

  2. eesha

    April 1, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Oh God! Conspiracy at its peak. I knew they were going to rope something on his neck. To tell the truth is now wahala in this country, i hope they wont say what happened on sunday was as a result of his involvement. I fear Naija Government o!.


    April 1, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    It’s not a Conspiracy

  4. Salami

    April 1, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Why lamenting God over a man who have fear of God.Lamido Sanusi is a Thief and a wicked man.l know He would not have good end there in CBN.He closed all d wonder banks then & refused to return money invested by people in d bank.This is d same man who claim he has pity for boko haram displaced people,after he and his colleague in d bank shared d money of d poor people. There is no rest for d wicked.Let him face his fellow thief,liars,ptenders&wicked.

    • Ricky

      April 1, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      Get help, please. You desperately need it.

  5. Noble (

    April 1, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    Script by: Wendell Simlin

    Movie Director: Director at the Yellow House

    Marketers: Gullible press
    Executive Producer: The man formerly without shoes

    • NaijaPikin

      April 1, 2014 at 3:09 pm

      You got it right……..Action movie don start.

      Walahi Democracy is non existent in this country of ours. Challenge GEJ and your walls will definitely starting crumbling.

  6. CHA

    April 1, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Sanusi’s greatest mistake was challenging his removal and exposing JED government. So sad. Ameachi watch out cos u are next in line to taste d wrath of JED. Pls some one tell me what is d difference btw military regime and this so called democratic gornment. So much corruption.

  7. amaa

    April 1, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    When you come to equity come with clean hands. I as much as I want to believe this is conspiracy my chuch mind is telling me that the dss won’t be that stupid to rope him in to a charge so severe as sponsoring terrorism. With out proof. The timing is wrong

  8. Inno Mandy

    April 1, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    From all indication, Sanusi deserves real probe and punishment. No president would tolerate his recklessness. President Jonathan has been patient enough.

  9. Inno Mandy

    April 1, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    From all indication, Sanusi deserves real probe and punishment. No president would toralete his recklessness. President Jonathan has been patient enough.

  10. Busarni

    April 1, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Let him face de music joor, but if he is innocent Oluwa will vindicate him. I don’t trust all these our so called technocrats and politicians.

  11. nwanyi na aga aga

    April 1, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Nigerians need to get informed on their own especially the so called Educated ones. Dont rely on the nonsense Nigeria media are spewing. On your own meet employees of central bank of different cadre. Ask questions, investigate answers. The only reason a lot of ppl are singing Sanusi’s praise is cos he is the enemy of their enemy (GEJ)not cos he did anything useful apart from flocking the whole CBN with his brothers from the north ( specifically of a particular religion), graduates without experience are given manager positions without portfolio and extorting commercial banks. Find out for yourself O! Nigerians about ppl that handle public offices. Not when a thief start shouting Ole! Ole! all of you will join. Let us use our brains. As for GEJ and his cohorts I have no words cos we Nigerians allowed all you brand of thieves be stealing and making yeye of yourselves not us when u start to disagree.

    • Sassy

      May 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      Finally an intelligent person comes along. Thanks Nwanyi na aga aga.

  12. zEE

    April 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    why GEJ Scared of someone telling the truth he has to frame Sanusi. Even CBN staff knows Gej over Extravagant and corrupt. U WILL NOT BR PRESIDENT FOREVER.

  13. priscilla

    April 4, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Dat is kull cash he did no work 4,na wa oh.

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