DSS Charges Emefiele To Court

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has charged Godwin Emiefele, suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, to court.

The DSS said this in response to the order of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) that said Emefiele should be released within seven days or charged to court immediately.

Peter Afunanya, the DSS spokesman, 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.

“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.”