“Sanusi Persecuted Me Because He Thought I Wanted His Job At CBN” – Cecilia Ibru


Cecilia Ibru, the former Managing Director of the defunct Oceanic Bank has for the first opened up on her ordeal in court and she disclosed that the Emir of Kano and former Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi persecuted her badly because he thought she wanted his job at the CBN.

The economic guru who disclosed that she got married before 20 and also had her son in January before her 20th birthday, revealed that her travails in court got her really depressed. Recounting her ordeal, Cecilia Ibru who stated that Sanusi persecuted her because he thought she wanted his job at the CBN said;

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I won’t say betrayal, including (Lamido) Sanusi (the then Governor of the Central Bank) himself, but people that I thought would come and help me did not do so. However, God raised other people to help me. Back then when I was in office, if I was at home, you wouldn’t find a parking space in my compound; it was always filled with cars and people who wanted one favour or the other from the bank. But after that episode, everywhere became empty.

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One day, a man came to visit me at home and when he was going, there were no security personnel or driver. So, he asked what happened to them and I said the bank had withdrawn all of them on the order of Sanusi. They withdrew everything. He said that wasn’t good. The man asked me what it would cost me to put in place some security measures and I said about N1m. He said I was a popular personality and I couldn’t go around without some form of protection. He paid that N1m every month until I went to London. And when I got there, I informed him I had travelled. I can’t forget that kind of a person, and guess what, he is a Muslim.

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