Godwin Emefiele: DSS finally reacts to arresting suspended CBN governor

Godwin Emefiele: DSS finally reacts to arresting suspended CBN governor

  • An emerging update has confirmed that the suspended Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, was not arrested
  • This development was revealed by the Department of State Services (DSS), who have been reported to have arrested him
  • According to the DSS, Emefiele was not in their custody as claimed by several media reports on Friday (night), June 9

Following several reports that the suspended Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, had been detained, the Department of State Services said on Saturday, June 10 that he was not in their custody.

As Vanguard reported, the DSS Spokesman, Dr Peter Afunanya, clarified this development in a mail.

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied arresting the suspended CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele. Photo Credit: Department of State Services (DSS) and CBN
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Afunanya while responding to claims that the CBN Governor had been arrested by the secret police said: “Currently, Emefiele is not with the DSS”.

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It will be recalled that the purported arrest of Emefiele shortly after being suspended from office by the President had been widely reported by some online media.

It is unclear whether he had been invited to appear before the DSS, which had wanted to move against him over undisclosed reasons earlier in the year.

The embattled Emefiele, on the other hand, is yet to issue an official statement about his suspension and his alleged arrest by the operatives of DSS on Friday, June 9.

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Meanwhile, the former governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has expressed his view on President Bola Tinubu suspending Godwin Emefiele as CBN governor.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain described the decision as a welcome development.

He praised President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for taking the bold step to sanction the suspension of Emefiele.

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‘What Tinubu Administration Should Do to Emefiele Instead of Locking Him Up’: Reno Omokri Speaks

In another development, Reno Omokri, a supporter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has advised President Bola Tinubu on Godwin Emefiele's matter.

Omokri said the president should not victimise Emefiele, the immediate past governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The social commentator said Emefiele should be given the opportunity to defend himself in case any allegation is levelled against him.

Source: Legit.ng

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