Former Central Bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has been charged to court by the Department of State Services (DSS) today, July 13, 2023.
The move comes as a result of suspected fresh criminal infractions, one of which forms the basis for his current prosecution, according to the signed statement released by DSS.
The DSS’s decision to charge Emefiele to court follows an Abuja High Court order, which compelled compliance with legal proceedings.
The Service had previously applied for a court order to detain Emefiele in 2022 during an ongoing criminal investigation.
Last month, President Tinubu suspended Emefiele following an ongoing investigation into his office and planned reforms in the financial sector.
However, despite obtaining a restraining order from an FCT High Court, the DSS arrested Emefiele in June 2023, citing newly discovered information related to alleged criminal activities.
DSS HAS CHARGED EMEFIELE TO COURT
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.
Peter Afunanya, Ph.D fsi
Public Relations Officer
Department of the State Services