Sun. Jul 21st, 2024

The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed that  Godwin Emefiele, the supended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has been charged  to court in compliance with an Abuja High Court Order on Thursday July, 13.

The service had, in 2022, applied for a Court Order to detain Emiefele in respect of a criminal investigation.

On Thursday,  a federal capital territory high ordered the DSS to charge Emefiele to court if they have criminal allegations against him. The presiding judge, Hamza Muazu, said Emiefele should be released on bail if he is not taken to a competent court within one week.

Though the suspended CBN governor obtained a restraining order from an FCT High Court, the Service in a statement  said it 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, tehrfore assured the public of professionalism, justice and fairness in handling this matter and the discharge of its duties within the confines of the law.

It would be recalled that President Bola Tinubu suspended Emefiele and appointed Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi, deputy governor, operations directorate on June 9 to assume his duty.

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