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Protesters occupy CBN headquarters, demand Emefiele’s arrest

Protesters on Wednesday stormed the headquarters of Central Bank of Nigeria in the Federal Capital Territory to demand the resignation of the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele over the botched new naira policy.

The group who carrying placards stationed themselves at the premises of the CBN and also demanded Emefiele’s arrest.

Some inscriptions on the placards read ; “Emefiele Must Go”, “Where Is The 500 Billion You Cried on Tape Is Missing?”, “CBN Now Bureau De Change”, “Emefiele Bring Out The Names of Those You Gave Our Money To”.

A spokesperson for the group under the auspices of George Uboh Whistle-blower Network, said the governor inflicted undue hardship on Nigerians which had led to the death of many people.

The demonstrators vowed to occupy the apex bank headquarters until their demands were met.

Addressing journalists, the Convener of the protest, George Uboh said; “We are demanding that Godwin Emefiele in his capacity as the Governor of CBN should make available the new naira notes.

He must also come out here to address the people because the Supreme Court in its ruling pronounced that the new naira notes policy has caused the Nigerian masses undue hardship.”

He said their protest was hinged on the Supreme Court judgment which directed the CBN to release the new naira notes just as he described the policy as “insensitive” under the watch of Emefiele.

Uboh said they had perfected plan to call for his arrest and prosecution by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for committing crimes against humanity.

He said having two legal tender at the same in a country is a treasonable just as he lamented how the policy had crippled small businesses in the country.