Breaking: DSS confirms arrest of suspended CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele

June 10, 2023
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The Department of State Services (DSS), a covert security agency of the government, has confirmed the arrest of Godwin Emefiele, the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the DSS initially released a statement on Saturday morning denying any custody of Godwin Emefiele.

The DSS has now acknowledged the arrest of the suspended CBN governor.

The statement from Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer of the DSS reads:

PRESS RELEASE

EMEFIELE, NOW IN DSS CUSTODY

The Department of State Services (DSS) hereby confirms that Mr Godwin Emefiele, the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) 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.

Peter Afunanya PhD fsi
Public Relations Officer
Department of State Services
National Headquarters
Abuja
10th June, 2023

Recall that President Bola Tinubu had suspended Emefiele on Friday, a decision that generated reactions across the country.

As part of the suspension, Emefiele was instructed to immediately hand over the responsibilities of his office to the Deputy Governor (Operations Directorate), who would serve as the interim Central Bank Governor while investigations and reforms are carried out.

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