DSS charges Emefiele to court

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Abuja, July 13, 2023 – The Department of State Services (DSS) has charged Godwin Emefiele, the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to court.

This was sequel to an Abuja court’s ultimatum to the DSS on Thursday to release Emefiele or charge him to court within one week.

 A statement by the DSS Spokesman, Peter Afunanya, said Emefiele had been charged to court in compliance with the court’s order.

Afunanya said that Emefiele, who had earlier obtained a restraining order against the DSS, was arrested and currently being prosecuted for suspected fresh criminal infractions.

“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 (Emefiele) 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.”

The DSS assured the public of professionalism, justice and fairness in handling Emefiele’s case.

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