Emefiele: Presidency Finally Reveal Position on DSS’ Alleged Move to Arrest CBN Governor over Terrorism Allegations


“Matter is in court”: Presidency refuses to comment on /DSS saga

The DSS is reportedly planning to arrest Governor Godwin Emefiele, but the presidency has declined to comment on the matter.

Since the matter is still pending in court, the Presidency says it will not comment on the alleged attempt by the Department of State Services (DSS) to detain Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).


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When asked for comment on the topic, presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu responded in the affirmative.

“Because this is a legal matter, we will not comment. We appreciate you getting in touch with us, Shehu said on December 21.

The court denied the secret police’s request to arrest and detain the head of the CBN on charges of financing terrorism.


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The DSS filed a lawsuit seeking Emefiele’s arrest and detention on suspicion of financing terrorism.

But Justice John Tsoho, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, rejected the lawsuit that was allegedly filed by the applicant without the respondent’s knowledge.


According to the judge, the secret police’s claims that Emefiele was involved in financing terrorism and committing economic crimes were not supported by any hard evidence.

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A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) had earlier criticised the DSS’s decision to detain the CBN chief prior to the court’s decision.

On Monday, December 19, the coalition led by Tochukwu Ohazuruike raised the alarm over a DSS plot to accuse Emefiele of terrorism and force him out of office.


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