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DSS Charges Suspended CBN Governor To Court

Godwin Emefiele

Touchaheart Nigeria reports that Godwin Emefiele, the Central Bank of Nigeria’s suspended governor, has reportedly been charged with a crime, according to the Department of State Services.

Touchaheart Nigeria also recalls that on Thursday, an Abuja High Court ordered the DSS to either free Emefiele or prosecute him.

In response to the situation, the Department of State Services (DSS) issued a statement through its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya. The DSS stated that they had sought a court order in 2022 to hold Godwin Emefiele in custody. However, they acknowledged that Emefiele obtained a separate court order that prevented the DSS from arresting him.

Afunanya clarified that the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was apprehended due to alleged “criminal infractions” and was currently undergoing prosecution for those charges.

See also:Breakthrough Verdict: Court Mandates DSS to Release Emefiele within 7 Days

The statement read, “The Department of State Services 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. 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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