While it was awash in the media and also in the social networks hours ago that former CBN Governor, Charles Soludo was arrested this afternoon, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC over an alleged connection in the Australian polymer banknotes bribery scam – A close family source has come out to debunk the story – “To the best of my knowledge Soludo was not arrested, I also spoke with him about an hour ago.” – said a relative of the former Central Bank Governor.
Informed observers of the Abuja political sphere point to a pre-existing politically laced disparity between the Jonathan led administration and the former Central Bank Governor – as cause for the false alarm raised by the use of media to spread of false and image-tarnishing rumors of arrest of Prof Chukwuma C. Soludo. They view the newsbreak of Soludo’s arrest with suspicion.
Worth noting is – on occasions, Soludo has authored hard hitting analysis of the Nigerian socio-economic decay – some where published in the ThisDay Newspapers.
All efforts to contact Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC spokesperson proved abortive as his phone was switched off.