I never financed terrorism — Sanusi
Suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Sanusi Lamido Sanusi yesterday denied being a major financier of terrorism, maintaining that the federal government had failed to substantiate the allegation.
He spoke through his lawyer, Kola Awodehin (SAN) at the resumed hearing of his fundamental human rights enforcement suit before a Lagos Federal High Court .
Awodehin insisted that the allegation of terrorism financing slammed on Sanusi by the government was a figment of imagination as it never produced any evidence before the court.
He said: “The allegation of funding terrorism is an afterthought which is not backed by facts, as there is no reasonable suspicion that he committed any crime. The law clearly defines how such duties should be performed, and so, I invite your lordship to hold that the applicant has a cause of action against the respondent”.
Justice Ibrahim Buba reserved ruling on the case till Thursday, after parties argued and adopted their arguments in support and against the suit. Sanusi had filed the suit against the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Bello Adoke, Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar and the Department of State Security (DSS) seeking perpetual injunction restraining security agencies from arresting him without following due process in respect of the allegations. He filed the suit a day after his suspension from office.