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DSS denies invading Emefiele’s office

The Department of State Services has denied invading the office of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele. 

There were reports in some media outlet that the DSS had stormed the CBN headquarters to arrest the governor of the apex bank. 

In a statement on Monday by the DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, the security agency denied arresting Emeifele. 

Afunanya said, “The attention of the Department of State Services has been drawn to the false news making the rounds that its operatives invaded the Central Bank of Nigeria and arrested its governor, today, January 16, 2023. This is fake news and quite misleading. ”

The secret police had approached an Abuja court to arrest Emefiele over alleged terrorism financing and economic crimes of national security but Justice Maryam Hassan of the Federal Capital Territory High Court Abuja quashed the move by the DSS.

The judge thereafter barred the DSS from arresting, inviting, or detaining Emefiele declaring the terrorism allegations against the CBN governor by the DSS as vindictive, callous, oppressive, void, and of no effect.

Some Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) had urged the secret police to obey the court order stop the secret police from arresting the national bank chief.


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