DSS Confirms Emefiele’s Court Charges

Barely six hours after a Federal High Court ordered the Department of State Services, DSS, to either arraign or release suspended Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, from its custody, the DSS said last night it had charged the top banker to court.

The Spokesman for the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunanya, who gave the information in a statement on Thursday night, did not however give the details of the charges levied against Emefiele or the court in which the case is pending.

Afunanya said: “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.

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“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 DSS said.

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