We didn’t invade CBN, says DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied reports that it invaded the head office of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Abuja. Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor, has been in the news since last year when reports broke that the secret police was after him. CBN: Emefiele is back, will keep performing duties directed […]

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied reports that it invaded the head office of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Abuja.

Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor, has been in the news since last year when reports broke that the secret police was after him.

CBN: Emefiele is back, will keep performing duties directed by Buhari

Confusion over Emefiele’s whereabouts

After failing to appear before the House of Representatives which summoned him over some policies of the bank, CBN had announced that its governor was out of the country.

Emefiele had returned to the country on Monday, and hours after his return, news started circulating that DSS had invaded the bank, seeking to arrest him.

But in a terse statement, the secret police denied the reports.

“The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to the false news making the round that its operatives invaded the Central Bank of Nigeria and arrested its Governor, today 16/1/23. This is fake news and quite misleading,” the statement read.

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in Maitama had restrained the DSS from arresting the CBN governor.

The restraining order was issued by M.A. Hassan, the presiding judge.

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