As investigations into the mismanagement and diversion of funds meant for arms procurement continues, Vanguard reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is said to be at a fix on how to invite former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Sanusi Lamido to explain what he knows about the looted funds. Mr. Sanusi, was removed as the governor of the apex bank by the former President Goodluck Jonathan after he accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, of not remitting $20 billion of oil proceeds into the nation's treasury. Sanusi, after his removal, became the Emir of Kano, an influential traditional and religious leader in the northern part of Nigeria.
Operatives of the anti-graft agency investigating the arms deal are said to be contemplating on whether to secretly go to the Emir or invite him for questioning on the movements of funds during his tenure as head of CBN and why such disbursements were never questioned or declined by him. The report said a source from the EFCC said they were keen on getting first hand information from the emir in such a way that it would not bring the commission into trouble with any individual or group.