The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed that that Mr Godwin Emefiele, the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is now in its custody.
The service stated in a statement on Saturday signed by Peter Afunanya, it’s
Public Relations Officer that Emefiele is with them “for some investigative reasons”.
He also warned Nigerians and the media “to apply utmost caution in the reportage and narratives concerning this”.
This is after a terse statement same Saturday that had said, “Currently, Emefiele is not with the DSS”.
The statement reads: “The Department of State Services (DSS) hereby confirms that Mr Godwin Emefiele, the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria is now in its custody for some investigative reasons.
“The public, particularly the media, is enjoined to apply utmost caution in the reportage and narratives concerning this.”
Recall that President Bola Tinubu, Friday night, June 9, 2023, suspended Emefiele from office with immediate effect.
Following his suspension, Emefiele was directed to immediately hand over the affairs of his office to the Deputy Governor (Operations Directorate), Adebisi Shonubi who will act as the CBN governor pending the conclusion of the investigation and the reforms.
Unconfirmed reports emerged late on Friday that operatives of the Department of State Services had arrested the suspended CBN governor.