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DSS charges Emefiele to court

The Department of State Services (DSS) has charged Godwin Emefiele, suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to court.

Peter Afunanya, spokesman of the DSS, disclosed this in a statement issued on Thursday.

Emefiele has been in the custody of the DSS. The suspended CBN governor is facing charges bordering on abuse of office and terrorism financing.

“Sequel to an Abuja High Court Order of today, 13th July, 2023, the Department of State Services (DSS) hereby confirms that Mr Godwin Emefiele has been charged to court in compliance with the Order,” the DSS said.

“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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