A group of Nigerians on Wednesday, staged a protest at the Central Bank of Nigeria headquarters in Abuja, demanding the resignation and arrest of Godwin Emefiele.
The protesters, accused Emefiele of causing untold hardship on Nigerians, resulting in the death of many citizens.
The protesters carried different placards with the inscriptions; Emefiele Must Go”; “CBN Now Bureau De Change”; “Emefiele Bring Out The Names of Those You Gave Our Money To”; “Where Is The 500 Billion You Cried on Tape Is Missing?”; “What Happened To Anchor Borrowers Programme and many others.”
Speaking with Journalists at the venue, they vowed to occupy the apex bank’s premises until their demands were met.
The group alleged that the CBN’s monetary policy was tantamount to hardship for Emefiele’s arrest and prosecution by the International Criminal Court for committing crimes against humanity.
The convener of the protest, George Uboh said: we are demanding that Godwin Emefiele in his capacity as the Governor of CBN should make available the new naira notes.
“He must also come out here to address the people because the Supreme Court in its ruling pronounced that the new naira notes policy has caused the Nigerian masses undue hardship.” Uboh stated.
Uboh also revealed that they had perfected a plan to get Emefiele prosecuted at the International Criminal Court for committing crimes against humanity.
He added that it was treasonable to have two legal tenders at the same time in a country.
Writing by Julian Osamoto; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare