I never fi­nanced ter­ror­ism — Sanusi

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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.

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

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