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DSS obeys court order, charges Emefiele

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The Department of State Services, DSS, has obeyed a court order directing it to charge the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, to court.

AFRIPOST had earlier reported to that an Abuja High Court on Thursday gave the DSS an ultimatum of one week to charge Emefiele to court or have him released.

In compliance, DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, confirmed on Thursday night via a statement that Emefiele has been charged to court.

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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