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

The Informant247 had reported that the federal high court sitting in Abuja, had orderd the Department of State Services (DSS), to charge the ousted CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, to court if they have criminal allegations against him.

The presiding judge, Hamza Muazu, had asked the DSS that the suspended CBN governor should be released on bail if he is not taken to a competent court within one week.

Peter Afunanya, spokesperson of the DSS, in a statement on Thursday, said the decision to charge Emefiele was in compliance with the court order.

The statement reads, “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 statement reads.

“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 DSS assured the public of “professionalism, justice and fairness” in handling the matter and in the discharge of its duties.

The secret police however failed to state the charges filed against Emefiele.

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