Fear as DSS Raids CBN Headquarters in Search of Emefiele

January 16, 2023
CBN headquarters

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The headquarters of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in Abuja has been invaded by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

The secret police are in search of the Governor of the central bank, Mr Godwin Emefiele, whose whereabouts have been shrouded in secrecy.

The DSS had accused Mr Emefiele of terrorism financing and had earlier sought an order of the court to arrest him, but it was rejected.

Yesterday, a senior lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, claimed that the CBN chief was secretly declared wanted by the DSS, which takes directives from President Muhammadu Buhari.

The embattled apex bank governor travelled abroad with Mr Buhari last year but did not return to the country with him.

After he announced the redesigning of N200, N500, and N1,000 banknotes and limits to cash withdrawals, he was summoned by the National Assembly.

However, the CBN informed the parliament that Mr Emefiele was outside the country for medical attention.

It was believed that his ordeal with the DSS started after the two monetary policies, which are aimed at frustrating some politicians ahead of next month’s presidential election.

He had wanted to partake in the exercise but was prevented from contesting in the presidential primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) by the court.

It was disclosed on Monday afternoon, armed operatives of the DSS in about 20 vehicles stormed the CBN headquarters, causing tension among members of staff and those within the area.

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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