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Corruption Crime Nigeria

Boss Mustapha denies allegations of illegal fund withdrawal, calls for investigation

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, vehemently refuted allegations suggesting his involvement in an illicit withdrawal of 6.3 million dollars from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), dismissing the claims as baseless and unsubstantiated.

Addressing the accusations in a statement released in Abuja, Mustapha denounced the assertions as malicious fabrications aimed at damaging his character and staining his reputation. He emphasised his lack of knowledge regarding the purported “Presidential Directive” cited as justification for the withdrawal, asserting no involvement in any discussions or transactions related to payments for foreign election observers.

Questioning the timing of the allegations, Mustapha highlighted the sensitive pre-Christmas period, insinuating a deliberate attempt to exploit public sentiment and sow seeds of doubt. He urged authorities to conduct a comprehensive and transparent investigation into the matter, seeking to uncover the source of the falsified documents and identify those orchestrating the smear campaign.

The former SGF referenced a report alleging the involvement of a special investigator appointed by President Bola Tinubu, detailing the purported involvement of the embattled former CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele. The report claimed that the fund removal, under the guise of financing foreign election observer missions, was captured via CCTV footage from the apex bank.


Mustapha reiterated his innocence, urging a thorough investigation into the matter to debunk the allegations and reveal the truth behind the orchestrated accusations.

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