Jonathan N67bn Bullion Heist: CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele Must Be Suspended Immediately


While struggling to adjust to the recent exposé on Jonathan’s looting of about $100 million monthly via a ridiculous local oil transporting hustle for which I had to highlight that Jonathan and company was the worst thieving establishment in world history, a latest report on the bullion van carting off of N67 billion, about $400 million from the Central Bank for rigging use by the PDP party in the recently concluded presidential elections has caused me a mental heart attack.

Truth is, it is not like we did not know. I wrote in article “Jonathan poised to beat Obama’s billion record in re-election campaign,” published January this year that “Billions of dollars have been reported stolen every year from State coffers according to global transparency organizations and the nation’s former central bank governor, now Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. Much of these funds are expected to be poured into campaigns.

Again I wrote in a viral article condemning the resort to punish Nigerians and cripple the economy as a remedy for the very CBN-supported carting of funds towards the 2015 polls that, “Fines for deposits and withdrawals are a violation of Nigerians’ fundamental human rights… Whereas the real reason for the weakening foreign reserves is governing cabal looting, laundering and ruling party political dollar raining…” See: “NOTICE: CBN Engaging in Fraudulent Anti-Citizen Policies In Contravention of 2007 Act,” published May this year.

You did not need a crystal ball to know why our currency had lost value. It is not because of what we import with it; it is not because we buy and deposit dollars in our accounts. We have been doing these things for years. It is also not because oil returned to its pre-PDP 16 years awwuf sale price. The reason why the naira crashed suddenly was because the Jonathan government and his 467 national assembly thieves, like Alibaba and his forty thieves, had directly stolen so many millions in foreign exchange and pumped these into the streets in the well witnessed PDP election campaign “dollar-rain.” This is why Nigeria’s economy is facing hardship; this is why the naira value fell and this is why Godwin is punishing us with all these illegal measures against our deposits, withdrawals and ability to purchase and utilize foreign currencies. You do not need to be a professor of economics to appreciate that the CBN-Jonathan looting and raining of dollars to buy votes and voters cards is why the naira is today so challenged. That is economics 101.

With this realized, where the very Godwin Emefiele was the CBN governor who supervised the carting out of the millions of dollars that wrecked our economy and he is the same person rather instituting policies to further deprive and crush us masses for the looting he assisted in perpetrating, it is incumbent on the Buhari/Osinbajo government to immediately suspend the CBN governor and initiate or complete as the case may be, investigations on his conduct towards harsh retribution of him and Jonathan and company.

As a single treasury account has been ordered to be controlled by the very Godwin Emefiele led CBN, it is an insult to the national conscience and fraud to the change mantra, comparable to putting a wolf to protect the sheep, for the accused Godwin to remain at the helm of affairs of this single Apex bank account.

The future of Nigeria should be greater than the pocket of one man or those of his gang of fellow thieves. It is time for justice.

Dr. Peregrino Brimah; [Every Nigerian Do Something] Email: [email protected] Twitter: @EveryNigerian