The presence of a team of policemen at the Federal Capital Territory home of the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has caused panic.
The armed police officers, numbering over 10, were reportedly sighted around 8.40pm, Tuesday, at the Maitama, Abuja home of the embattled governor of the apex bank.
A credible source in the Nigeria Police Force according to Punch newspaper said that the presence of the policemen was in furtherance to Emefiele’s expected appearance at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday (today) over a $53m judgment debt arising from the Paris Club refund.
The source said, “The police officers are not there to arrest, but to ensure that he doesn’t run away again as he did weeks ago.”
Though, Nigeria Police Force Headquarters and the Federal Capital Territory Police Command denied knowledge of the police presence.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said, “I have no knowledge of such an event. However, kindly contact the FCT command.”
The FCT PPRO, Josephine Adeh, also denied knowledge of the incident when contacted by our correspondent.
Adeh said, “I don’t know anything about policemen surrounding the CBN governor’s home. You could contact the force headquarters.”