DSS bows to court order, charges Emefiele - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Thursday, July 13, 2023

DSS bows to court order, charges Emefiele

The Department of State Services, DSS, has finally charged the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, to court.

It would be recalled that an Abuja High Court had  ordered the secret police to charge Emefiele to court within one week or get him released.

DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, confirmed in a statement on Thursday night said that Emefiele has been charged to court in compliance with the court order.

The statement reads, “Sequel to an Abuja High Court Order of today, July 13, 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”.

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