The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Aisha Ahmad, has been reportedly apprehended by officials of the Department of State Security Service (DSS).
NIGERIACRIME gathered that the apex bank DG was arrested over an alleged fraudulent acquisition of shares in Polaris Bank and Titan Bank (Union Bank).
Although the spokesperson of the DSS, Peter Afunanya, on Sunday, refused to comment on the issue, NIGERIACRIME learnt that Ahmad is in their custody.
Meanwhile, according to reports making the rounds, Aisha is also being interrogated on how $300 million was raised by Titan Bank to complete the acquisition of Union Bank in 2022.
Speaking on the development, Afunaya stated that in the course of any investigation, people can be invited for questioning, and those invitations are carried out within the ambit of the law.
This is coming about two months after the Secret Service arrested Ahmad’s former boss at the CBN, Godwin Emefiele. He has been in the DSS custody since then.
In another news, the Taraba State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a female and the abduction of no fewer than two persons in the Jalingo metropolis by unknown gunmen.
The incident occurred in the Mile Six area in the early hours of Sunday.
Confirming the report, the spokesperson of the command, Abdullahi Usman, said, “It has been confirmed that there was a kidnap in the house of one Balanko Alex in Mile Six area of Jalingo today.”
Usman said the unknown gunmen gained access to the house via the fence, killed the owner of the house and his wife before disappearing with two persons.
He said the command had put in place mechanisms to fast-track the arrest of the kidnappers. He urged persons with useful information to reach out to the command.
Some Mile Six residents lamented the recurring attacks on the area. They urged the governor to use his military experience to address the problem.
They also urged him to provide logistics to security operatives to make it easier to arrest the situation.
The latest attack comes a few days after some persons were kidnapped in the Mayo-Dasa area of the Jalingo metropolis.