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He’s not with us – DSS denies arresting Emefiele



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The Department of State Services (DSS) has claimed that Godwin Emefiele, the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is not in its custody.

DSS stated this via the agency’s Twitter handle on Saturday, June 10, 2023.

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

PUNCH reports that 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.