CCTV Shows Emefiele, Boss Mustapha Dragging $6.2m Cash from CBN Vault? Former SGF Reacts
Boss Mustapha, former SGF, has denied involvement in the alleged illegal withdrawal of $6.3 million from the CBN during Buhari’s administration
A report claimed that Mustapha and former CBN governor Godwin Emefiele authorised the withdrawal under the guise of funding foreign election observer missions
However, Mustapha refuted the allegations, calling them “outrageous and unsubstantiated,” and called for a thorough and transparent investigation into the matter
FCT, Abuja – Boss Mustapha, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has denied being involved in the alleged illegal withdrawal of $6.3 million from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) during Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
An online report, not by Legit.ng, had claimed that a special investigator appointed by President Bola Tinubu uncovered the alleged theft, which supposedly occurred a few weeks before the presidential election.
It added that CCTV footage captured how the money was moved out of the apex bank.
Outrageous claim: Boss Mustapha reacts
Reacting in a statement on Saturday, December 23, Mustapha refuted the allegations, calling them “outrageous and unsubstantiated.”
He described the article as a “malicious fabrication” and an “orchestrated attempt” to assassinate his character and ruin his reputation.
The former SGF said he knew nothing about the purported “presidential directive” cited in the report as justification for the withdrawal, Guardian Nigeria reported.
Mustapha also denied being involved in discussions or transactions related to any payments for foreign election observers.
“In fact, I have no knowledge of such a directive, nor was I ever involved in any discussions or transactions regarding the alleged payment to foreign election observers,” the former SGF said.