Suspended Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has been arrested by the Department of State Security Services, DSS.
The news of Emefiele arrest was made now on Bayo Onanuga Twitter page @aonanuga1956.
According to reports, the DSS apprehended Emefiele, shortly after his suspension by President Bola Tinubu on Friday evening.
Following his suspension, Emefiele was instructed to transfer the responsibilities of his office to the Deputy Governor (Operations Directorate), who will serve as the acting Central Bank Governor until the investigation and necessary reforms are completed.
It would be recall that the DSS had filed its case (ex-parte motion) against Emefiele on December 7, 2022, seeking permission to arrest, probe and detain him. However, on December 9, a federal high court in Abuja declined the application filed by the DSS.
Emefiele is accused of the following by the DSS of funding unknown gunmen, ESN and IPOB with money he raised for his failed presidential bid last year and funds diverted from government coffers.
He was also accused of mismanagement of Nigeria’s social investment program (NISRAL and the Anchor Borrowers Scheme); Illegal economic crimes of National security dimension; Money Laundering; Unwholesome activities through proxies; Round tripping and Conferment of financial benefits to self and others.
Culled/Oluwayemisi Owonikoko
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