Human rights group cautions against interference in DSS investigations of CBN, Gov, Emefiele
The National Coordinator and Special Envoy of Ecology and Marine International Human Rights Organisation, Alhaji Musa Saidu, has cautioned against inference in the ongoing investigations of alleged fraud by the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, by the Department of Security Services (DSS).
Saidu argued in Abuja that the recent criticism against DSS investigations of N70 trillion alleged looted funds, hidden in banks by some eminent Nigerians was uncalled for.
According to him, “DSS is doing its job, and as ordered by the President without partiality. So, why should they be condemned by elites.”
He maintained that the CBN governor is like any other public officer entrusted with the public property, and as such, he can be investigated, if the need arises.
Saidu said there were series of allegations against Emefiele by some Nigerians which include alleged fraud and the reported diversion of revenue funds, diversion of agricultural loans as well as some fraudulent practices in Forex transactions.
“The DSS investigation on the CBN governor is lawful and should be cherished by any patriotic Nigerian not condemning the act,” Saidu said.
He emphasised that is unpatriotic for any Nigerian to launch a campaign against any security outfit that strives to establish law and order in the country particularly, the Department of State Security (DSS).
“We should see the ongoing investigation of Emefiele and others as a step towards ensuring justice, fairness and respect for the law and order in the country.
“We shall also see the DSS investigations into the alleged financial criminal offences as a giant stride of the Buhari administration,” Saidu declared.
He condemned the sponsored campaign against DSS in the social media by some so called Non- Governmental Organisations on the Emefiele investigation, saying: “that is a sabotage and subversive to the state affairs.
“As a Human Rights activist, I believe in the rule of law, as such, security organisations should arrest whoever is found wanting in government.”
Sa’idu pledged his organisation’s support to the security outfits to the fight against crimes in the country.
“We are ready to unite with DSS, police, military and all security agencies towards maintaining law and order in Nigeria,” he declared.