Department of State Services Reportedly To Seek Order To Extend Emefiele’s Detention, Lines Up Interrogators

Written by on June 11, 2023

The Department of State Services is likely to approach the court on Tuesday to obtain an order to keep the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, in its custody for as long as his interrogation will last.

According to a source close to the DSS and pleaded anonymity, the secret police would likely approach the court to obtain an order to detain the suspended CBN boss for an indefinite period to allow for unfettered interrogation.

The source added that the decision of the DSS to seek more time is to tighten the loose ends before taking him to court. It also confirmed that the secret police have been looking for him before his suspension.

The source further stated that the DSS had assembled a team of crack interrogators to quiz Emefiele on wide ranging issues, including alleged terrorism financing and mismanagement of the economy and the apex bank.

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