ABUJA, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has been arrested by the Department of State Security (DSS).
Emefiele was suspended on Friday by President Bola Tinubu and he has since been picked up by the DSS.
Reports say Emefiele was suspended due to the ongoing investigation of his office and the planned reforms in the financial sector of the economy.
Recall that the DSS had on 7 December, 2022, in an exparte application with reference no: FHC/ABJ/CS/2255/2022, sought an order to arrest the CBN Governor.
The security agency accused Emefiele of financing terrorism, fraudulent activities and economic crimes of national security dimension.
The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice J.T Tsoho, however, refused to grant the application of the DSS.