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Naira redesign: Falana says Emefiele, CBN lied, accuses them of incitement, homicide



Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, has accused the Central Bank of Nigeria and its suspended Governor, Godwin Emefiele, of lying to Nigerians over the availability of cash during its implementation of the naira redesign policy.

Falana asked the Federal Government to prosecute Emefiele and the management of CBN for incitement and culpable homicide, having misled Nigerians that sufficient cash was distributed to commercial banks when that was not the case.

This was made known in a statement issued by Falana on Sunday where he stated that the mass anger over the cash crunch provoked customers who burnt bank buildings and destroyed Automated Teller Machines (ATM) in some states.

Falana also wants the CBN to rebuild the bank buildings that were destroyed by angry customers in the aftermath of the cash crunch occasioned by the redesign policy and also for the apex bank to compensate the families of those who were killed due to the incitement of the public.

Falana in the statement said,