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BREAKING: Release Emefiele Or Charge Him To Court, Judge Orders DSS

Posted by Samuel on Thu 13th Jul, 2023 - tori.ng

Justice Hamza Muazu gave the order in his ruling in a fundamental human rights suit filed by the bank chief, who was arrested on June 10, 2023.

 Godwin Emefiele

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court has issued a new order to  the Department of State Services (DSS) over Godwin Emiefele.

The High Court ordered the DSS to charge Emefiele, the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to court within one week or release him on bail.

Justice Hamza Muazu gave the order in his ruling in a fundamental human rights suit filed by the bank chief, who was arrested on June 10, 2023.

President Bola Tinubu had suspended Emefiele and ordered a probe of the apex bank under his watch.

The secret police had reportedly trailed him to Lagos, where he was arrested and flown to Abuja.

His family members, associates and lawyers were reportedly barred from visiting him, making them to file the suit to challenge his arrest and detention.

Joined as respondents in the suit are the Attorney General of the Federation; the Director General of the DSS and the DSS.

In the suit, Joseph Daudu (SAN), Emefiele’s counsel, said the fundamental human rights of his clients was violated.

But the DSS, through its counsel, I. Awo, objected, saying Emefiele’s detention was lawful as the agency got an order of a Chief Magistrates’ Court to keep the top banker in custody pending conclusion of investigation.



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