Rivers state governor, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has been manipulated as the mastermind of the leakage of a letter written by the CBN governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi chronicling the massive theft of the nation’s crude oil earnings to the tune of $50 billion in just about a year; January 2012 to July 2013.
A highly placed source in the nation’s intelligence community told iReports-ng.com in Abuja this evening that investigations conducted so far by some intelligence agencies confirmed that indeed the CBN governor wrote the controversial letter and submitted same to President Jonathan by hand on September 25, 2013 at the presidential villa. It was further gathered that over two months after the letter has been submitted to the president, some opposition moles within the presidency leaked the letter to Amaechi who in turn leaked it to the new media; internet based news websites.
It was also learnt that the leakage has thoroughly embarassed Lamido Sanusi whose intention of writing the letter has now been twisted. “He does not regret writing the letter because he did with facts and figures at his disposal but he is angry because of the manner the letter was leaked which will give the impression that he is the one leaked a secret official letter he authored to the president”, one of his close associates told iReports in Abuja today.
In the controversial letter, the CBN governor had accused NNPC of stealing and diverting huge government earnings. The oil Corporation which is notorious for criminal plunder of the nation’s oil revenue has however offered some explanations in a statement today without addressing substantially and convincingly all the allegations levelled against it by the CBN. Instead, it resulted to accusing the CBN governor of displaying ignorance on matters concerning oil and gas business. The NNPC however failed to explain why it took the leakage of the letter before it comes out to offer flat explanations on its business transactions which have always been issues of controversy and shrouded in secrecy.