JUST IN: Department of State Services (DSS) Denies Custody of Godwin Emefiele, Suspended CBN Governor
In a recent development, the Department of State Services (DSS) has officially declared that Godwin Emefiele, the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is not currently under its custody. The announcement was made via the agency’s official Twitter handle on Saturday, June 10, 2023.The DSS took to social media to address the speculations surrounding Emefiele’s whereabouts, affirming that he is not in their custody at the present time. This statement comes in response to unverified reports that emerged late on Friday, suggesting that the DSS had apprehended the suspended CBN governor.The suspension of Godwin Emefiele from his position as the governor of the CBN was ordered by President Bola Tinubu, with immediate effect, on Friday night. Alongside the suspension, Emefiele was instructed to promptly hand over the responsibilities of his office to the Deputy Governor (Operations Directorate), who will serve as the acting CBN governor during the ongoing investigation and subsequent reforms.Amidst the swirling rumors regarding Emefiele’s alleged arrest, Peter Afunaya, the spokesperson for the DSS, declined to confirm any such detention. When approached by journalists, Afunaya refrained from providing any verification on the matter, leaving it unresolved.The situation remains fluid as the investigation into Emefiele’s suspension and the subsequent events continues. Further updates are expected to shed light on the truth behind these recent developments.