“Emefiele in DSS custody a shock”
A former president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Olisa Agbakoba, has described the appearance of the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, at the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) as a ‘shock.’
It will be recalled that shortly after he was suspended by President Bola Tinubu on Friday, reports emerged on Saturday that the embattled CBN governor has been arrested by the DSS.
But after initial denial, the security agency later confirmed the arrest and that the CBN governor is in its custody.
But reacting to the developments, Agbakoba, in a statement on Saturday questioned what role the DSS would play in Emefiele’s arrest.
He insisted that the suspension of Emefiele as the CBN Governor was not a surprise.
The statement read, “The suspension of the Governor of the CBN from office is not a surprise as his tenure was way beyond monetary policy.
“But confirmation by DSS that Governor Emefiele is in its custody comes as a shock.
“The statutory role of DSS is internal security and I shudder to think what role DSS will play in this matter? The rule of law says it all can the relevant agency responsible for Governor Emefiele step forward, but this excludes the DSS unless this has security implications.”