TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE December 14, 2012
The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, has called on the Federal Government to sack the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi for allowing N2.1 billion to disappear from the vaults of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company, NSPMC, last week.
The Executive Chairman of the coalition, Debo Adeniran, said in a statement made available to National Mirror yesterday that the apex bank boss should be shown the way out with the management of the NSPMC for dereliction of duty.
Adeniran added that Sanusi and the board members should be handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
He said: “Sanusi and the management of NSPMC should be sacked and prosecuted for allowing such rapacious corruption to take place under their nose. How could such huge money leave the vaults of the CBN without any trace? Or do the CBN and NSPMC have spirits in their workforce?
“It was definitely done in connivance with some staff members of the apex bank because it is not easy for an outsider to walk into the NSPMC and cart away such huge money when it was not an armed robbery attack.
“These people should stop toying with Nigerians’ sense and sensibility. It would take a bullion van to move such huge amount.”
Adeniran added that the mystery behind the missing money must be unravelled and anyone found culpable be made to face the law.
He said: “This is open corruption and must not be swept under the carpet like the other ones. Sanusi and his entire board members should be sacked and handed over to the EFCC for appropriate prosecution.”