The Department of State Services (DSS) has kept mum on the reported arrest of the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in charge of Financial System Stability, Aisha Ahmad.
Reports had emerged (not Channels Television) that the secret police apprehended Ahmad over her alleged involvement in the acquisition of shares in Polaris Bank, Titan Bank/Union Bank.
It was gathered that the banker is being quizzed on how $300 million meant to complete the acquisition of Union Bank was raised by Titan Bank.
Although the details of the arrest are still sketchy, the secret police and the apex bank have not reacted to the reports.
When contacted, DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, told Channels Television that he cannot confirm or deny that Ahmad is in their custody or has been invited for questioning.
He stated that in the course of any investigation, people can be invited for questioning and those invitations are carried out within the ambit of the law.
This is coming about two months after the secret service arrested Ahmad’s former boss at the CBN, Godwin Emefiele. He has been in the DSS custody since then.
Emefiele, the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, was first charged with possession of a firearm but was later charged with N6.9 billion fraud.