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Suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has spent five days in the custody of Nigeria’s secret police.Investigation of the former apex bank’s boss has been shrouded in secrecy.

Today, June 14, 2023 is the fifth day, since the Department of State Services (DSS) took him into custody. Emefiele was picked up hours after President Bola Tinubu suspended him from office on June 10, 2023.

The DSS and Emefiele have had a turbulent relationship in recent past. Last year, the agency accused the governor of several offences. The DSS secretly requested a court order in December to arrest him on allegations of “financing terrorism, fraudulent activities, and economic crimes of national security dimension.”

The request was, however, rejected by the Federal High Court in Abuja because the security agency failed to present sufficient evidence to justify issuing of an arrest warrant. Emefiele faced criticisms, following his partisan posture during the primary election of the All Progressives Congress, last year.

There are no signs he would soon be released. The DSS high command is yet to intimate the public on its findings.

Credit: The Guardian


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