CBN Ex-Director Accuses Emefiele Of Receiving $600,000.

CBN Ex-Director Accuses Emefiele Of Receiving $600,000.

Former Director of Information Technology of the Central Bank of Nigeria, John Ayoh, says he collected $600,000 allegedly for contract gratification for the embattled ex-apex bank governor, Godwin Emefiele.

Ayoh, while being led in evidence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo (SAN), told an Ikeja Special Offences Court that he spent eight years in the apex bank and received a letter from the agency concerning two transactions he facilitated through Emefiele.

Ayoh, Head of Procurement and Support Services Department, told the court that the first envelope containing $400,000 was brought to his house in Lekki and he received the second envelope containing $200,000 at the Tinubu Head Office of the CBN, and that, he was vested with powers to receive applications for the award of contracts to select successful bidders.

While under cross-examination by the first defence counsel, Mr Olalekan Ojo (SAN), he told the court that his schedule of duties did not include running errands for Emefiele, but he directly worked under him.

Ayoh confirmed to the court that Emefiele was not a member of the PSS but a member of the Major Contract Tender, adding that, he had never facilitated the commission of any crime.

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