The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed that Godwin Emefiele, the suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, has been charged to court. This action comes in response to an order from the Abuja High Court, which directed the secret police to either charge Emefiele within one week or release him.

Following the court order, Peter Afunanya, the spokesperson for the DSS, announced that Emefiele had indeed been charged in compliance with the court’s directive. However, specific details regarding the court where the charges were filed and the allegations brought against the suspended bank chief were not disclosed.

In a statement issued late Thursday, Afunanya stated, “The public may recall that the Service had, in 2022, applied for a Court Order to detain him in respect of a criminal investigation.” He further added, “Though he (Emefiele) obtained a restraining order from an FCT High Court, the Service, however, arrested him in June 2023, based on suspected fresh criminal infractions/information, one of which forms the basis for his current prosecution.”

The DSS has assured the public that Emefiele’s case will be handled with professionalism, ensuring justice and fairness throughout the legal process.

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