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BREAKING: DSS invades CBN Governor, Emefiele’s office [PHOTOS]

The operatives of the Department of Security Service, DSS, have allegedly invaded the headquarters of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, taking over the office of the embattled governor of the apex bank, Mr Godwin Emefiele.

There has been a running battle between the DSS and Mr Emefiele over alleged terrorism financing.

The secret service had earlier sought a court order to arrest Mr Emefiele but he has been out of the country for his annual leave which is expiring tomorrow, January 17.

Details later

 

Source: Politics Nigeria

 

 

CBN’s Emefiele Returns To Nigeria, Resumes Work

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has allegedly returned to the country after the expiration of his leave according to Naija News.  Naija News gathered that the governor of the apex bank came into the country early Monday morning after his leave expired on Sunday, January 15, and is now back at his office in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

According to TheCable, Emefiele spent the first part of his leave in the US and was in the UK until Sunday evening from where he flew back to Nigeria and arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Monday morning. It was gathered that Emefiele presided over a number of meetings immediately he reported to office on Monday morning. Recall that the DSS had approached a Federal High Court in Abuja seeking a warrant to arrest him over allegations that he was involved in terrorism financing and economic crimes.

In declining the motion, the Chief Judge, Justice JT Tsoho, said the secret police did not provide any concrete evidence to substantiate its claims. Later, Justice M.A. Hassan of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Maitama issued an order restraining the DSS from arresting the CBN governor. According to political analysts, the bid to arrest Emefiele might be political given the impact the redesign of the naira and limit on cash withdrawals might have on vote-buying in the 2023 elections.

A group of civil society organisations raised the alarm that there was a plot to frame Emefiele for terrorism and remove him from office. However, the DSS swiftly warned against anyone being used to “undermine” its investigations, although it did not specifically name Emefiele. Reacting, DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, said the service would not be distracted by those seeking to use “propaganda” to undermine its lawful investigations.

 

Source: Naija News