DSS Charges Emefiele To Court - EDU-BIZNEWS


Thursday, July 13, 2023

DSS Charges Emefiele To Court

Department of State Security Service (DSS) says it has finally charged the immediate former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele to court, following an order of the Abuja High Court calling for his release from the detention or prosecution in court 

Emefiele had  been in custody of DSS since his suspension as governor of CBN by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu last 6th of June, 2023 for alleged money laundry and other financial infractions 

Spokesman of DSS, Dr.Peter Afunanya who confirmed the legal action against the embattled former governor of CBN in a statement on Thursday, said that the decision was in compliance with the order of the court  issued on Wednesday

The suspended governor of CBN is been investigated by DSS for fresh criminal infractions including money laundry and other related allegations

DSS however assured Nigerians of professionalism, justice and fairness in the discharge of its duties within the confines of the law 

Edu-Biznews recalled that Emefiele had refused to be arrested by DSS  for the various infractions including, the poor implementation of the new naira notes policy and subsequent confistication  of old naira notes which subjected several Nigerians to untold hardship during the last three months of the immediate  past administration of Mohammedu Buhari 

The statement reads in part : "Sequel to an Abuja High Court Order of today, 13th July, 2023, the Department of State Services (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"

"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", the statement concluded 

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