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Emefiele: Forensic expert confirms to court how Buhari, Ex-SGF signatures were forged to withdraw $6.2 million from CBN 

A forensic document analyst from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Bamayi Haruna told the Federal Capital Territory High Court on Thursday that former president Muhammadu Buhari never approved the use of $6.3 million by the Central Bank of Nigeria  

Haruna told Justice Hamza Muazu that the signature on the disputed presidential approval involving the embattled Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Godwin Emefiele, does not rhyme with that of Buhari. 

NAIJAONPOINT explained that his analysis of all the documents relating to the said approval “showed evidence of forgery” as the specimen signatures do not match with the disputed signatures on the documents before the court. 

Led in evidence by Rotimi Oyedepo SAN, Haruna said, 

Under cross-examination by Matthew Burkaa, Emefiele’s lawyer, Haruna was asked if it was correct for a document examiner or analyst to compare originals with originals or originals with photocopies.  

NAIJAONPOINT replied that it was preferable to compare originals with originals but where the photocopies are very clear, one can use it. 

The judge then asked NAIJAONPOINT how his court could determine whether the genuineness of the signatures in dispute.