The Department of State Services (DSS) has charged embattled suspended Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, to court.
This comes hours after an Abuja High Court ordered the service to either charge the top banker to court within one week or release him.
DSS spokesman, Peter Afunanya, in a statement on Thursday night said: “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 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.”