The Deputy Governor, Financial System Stability of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mrs. Aishah Ahmad, was not under arrest, a reliable source disclosed yesterday.
According to the source who pleaded to remain anonymous, in the in light of the ongoing investigation into the activities of the CBN, all senior officials of the apex bank were being interviewed by the DSS and the appointed special investigator.
“The deputy governors are not exempt from this exercise and have all been called upon to provide essential information at different points in time. It is important to emphasise that this is standard procedure aimed at assisting the ongoing probe.”
In a phone conversation with a close family member of the deputy governor who was not authorised to speak on the matter, the source confirmed and clarified that Ahmad was safe and sound.
“I wish to reassure everyone that Aishah Ahmad is home with her family and not detained by the DSS. She is safe and sound.
“In these times, it is essential to maintain clarity and rely on verified information only. Mrs. Ahmad’s cooperation with the authorities is a demonstration of her commitment to transparency and due process. “It is crucial that the public exercise discretion when evaluating news reports and avoid engaging with unfounded rumours or misinformation.
“The CBN plays a vital role in the nation’s economic stability, and it is imperative that the investigative process is allowed to run its course,” the source added.