Nigerian High Court Restrains Secret Police, DSS, Others From Arresting Central Bank Governor, Emefiele
A Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja has issued an order restraining secret police, the Department of State Services (DSS) from arresting Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
This ruling, delivered by Justice M.A. Hassan on Thursday, also applies to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Attorney-General of The Federation (AGF), and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and the CBN, who are listed as defendants.
SaharaReporters had reported how a Federal High Court in Abuja declined an application by the DSS to arrest and detain Emefiele. The DSS or State Security Service (SSS) had accused Emefiele of allegedly aiding and abetting acts of terrorism. The security agency said the CBN governor is involved in the financing of terrorism.
It said preliminary investigation revealed various acts of terrorism financing, fraudulent activities perpetrated by Emefiele and his involvement in economic crimes of national security dimension. In declining the motion ex parte filed by the secret police, Justice J. T. Tsoho, the Chief Judge, said the DSS did not provide any concrete evidence to substantiate its claims that Emefiele was involved in terrorism financing and economic crimes.
Source: Sahara Reporters
2023: G-5 Governors’ offer will help Tinubu win election – Buhari’s aide, Bashir Ahmaad
The Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Digital Communications, Bashir Ahmaad has claimed that G-5 Governors have proposed a “fantastically positive” offer to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
According to him, it would help seal Tinubu’s victory in the 2023 general elections. “The offer put forward by the five governors was fantastically positive. “That will definitely help us to seal our eminent victory in 2023. Let’s do it together,” Ahmaad tweeted on Thursday.
Ahmaad’s comments come amid rumours that the G-5 governors have reached a deal to support Tinubu’s presidential ambition, following a meeting in London, UK. The G-5 Governors comprise of Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia State), Nyesom Wike (Rivers State), Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu State), Samuel Ortom (Benue State) and Seyi Makinde (Oyo State).
The Governors, who were all elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are aggrieved over the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as the party’s presidential candidate and Ayu Iyorchia occupying the office of the PDP National Chairman.