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UPDATED : DSS takes over CBN headquarters, as Emefiele resumes

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 UPDATED DSS takes over CBN headquarters as Emefiele resumes

Operatives of the Department of Security Service, DSS Monday takeover the office of the embattled governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele according to Daily Nigerian.

The secret police stormed the CBN headquarters in search of Emefiele over alleged terrorism financing.

The operatives reportedly came with about 20 vehicles with armed personnel.

Recall that the secret service had earlier sought a court order to arrest Mr Emefiele but has been out of the country for his annual leave which is expiring tomorrow, January 17.

But the FCT High Court had in December barred the DSS from arresting, inviting, or detaining Emefiele.

Meanwhile, the Department of State Services (DSS) has dismissed reports that its operatives on Monday invaded the headquarters of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in order to arrest its governor, Godwin Emefiele.

Spokesperson of DSS, Peter Afunanya, in a terse statement released on Monday evening, described the report as untrue.

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The statement titled : ‘CBN, NOT INVADED BY DSS’, reads in full : “The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to the false news making the round that its operatives invaded the Central Bank of Nigeria and arrested its Governor, today 16/1/23. This is fake news and quite misleading.”

In the same vein, in a statement signed by its Director, Corporate Communications, Osita Nwanisobi said Mr Emefiele has resumed work after his leave.

“The Governor resumed with renewed vigour to perform his duty ahead of the first Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting of the year scheduled for January 23 to 24, 2023.
Mr. Emefiele remains committed to performing the task before him in line with his oath of office and the policy direction of President Muhammadu Buhari.
While thanking the public for keeping faith with the Bank, we urge Nigerians to continue to support the policies of the Bank aimed at ensuring a stable financial system and the Nigerian economy in general.”

 

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