DSS says Emefiele has been charged to court

DSS says Emefiele has been charged to court

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DSS says Emefiele has been charged to court

Godwin Emefiele

DSS says Emefiele has been charged to court. The suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has been charged in court, according to the Department of State Services.

On Thursday, an Abuja High Court ordered the DSS to either free Emefiele or charge him in court.

In a statement issued by its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, the DSS stated that it had requested for a court order to detain Emefiele in 2022, but that he had obtained another order preventing the DSS from arresting him.

According to Afunanya, the suspended CBN governor was arrested for “criminal infractions” for which he is being prosecuted.

“The Department of State Services hereby confirms that Mr Godwin Emefiele has been charged to court in accordance with the Order,” the statement said.

“The public may recall that the Service applied for a Court Order to detain him in 2022 in connection with a criminal investigation.” Though he obtained a restraining order from an FCT High Court, the Service, however, arrested him in June 2023. This was on the strength of suspected fresh criminal infractions/information, one of which forms the basis for his current prosecution.

“The Service assures the public of professionalism, justice, and fairness in handling this matter and indeed the discharge of its duties within the confines of the law.”


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