DSS says it has charged Emefiele to court

The Department of State Services, DSS, on Thursday, said it has charged suspended Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr Godwin Emefiele.

DSS Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, said:

“Sequel to an Abuja High Court Order of today, the DSS, hereby confirms that Mr. Godwin Emefiele has been charged to court in compliance with the Order.

“The public may recall that the Service had, in 2022, applied for a court order to detain him in respect of a criminal investigation.

“Though he obtained a restraining order from an FCT High Court, the Service, however, arrested him in June, 2023, on the strength of suspected fresh criminal infractions/information, one of which forms the basis for his current prosecution.

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“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,” he said.

DSS statement did, however, not disclose the court it charged Emefiele to, the count charge or the judge he was arraigned before.

Recall that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, earlier Thursday, ordered DSS to charge Emefiele to court within seven days or release him.

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