Emefiele not in our custody, says DSS


The Department of State Services has confirmed that the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, is not in its custody.

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This was made known via the agency’s Twitter handle on Saturday.

The post read, “Currently, Emefiele is not with the DSS.”

President Bola Tinubu suspended Emefiele from office with immediate effect on Friday night.

Following his suspension, Emefiele was directed to immediately hand over the affairs of his office to the Deputy Governor (Operations Directorate), 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.