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Monday, April 17, 2017

‘’Central Bank Only Issue Mint Fresh Notes To Banks’’ Spokesperson Isaac Okorafor Denies National Intelligence Agency’s Claim CBN Provided N15billion Found In Osborne Towers

The Central bank of Nigeria as denied provided the National Intelligence Agency with $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 found by Economic And Financial Crimes Commission in an apartment in Osborne Towers Ikoyi, Lagos.

According to
report monitored on PremiumTimes

When contacted, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said it was not sure, as at Saturday, that the recovered billions, in mint fresh notes, moved directly from the bank to the NIA.

The security agency had claimed that it received the funds directly from the CBN.

But when contacted by PREMIUM TIMES to clarify its role in the disbursement of the funds, the CBN spokesperson, Isaac Okorafor, said, “It is true the Central Bank of Nigeria issues mint fresh notes, but it is only to banks.

“After that (issuance to banks) CBN does not know which of their customers they (the banks) give those notes to and for what purpose.

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