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BREAKING: Emefiele Taken Into Custody By DSS

The Department of Secret Service (DSS) has arrested Godwin Emefiele, the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

This follows the announcement of his suspension by President Bola Tinubu late Friday.

Tinubu also appointed Mr Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi as the acting Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, in replacement for Emefiele.

According to the president, Emefiele was suspended due to the ongoing investigation of his office and the planned reforms in the financial sector of the economy.

Prior to Emefiele’s suspension, the DSS, on December 7, 2022, in an exparte application with reference no: FHC/ABJ/CS/2255/2022, sought an order to arrest the CBN Governor.

The security agency accused Emefiele of financing terrorism, fraudulent activities and economic crimes of national security dimension.

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice J.T Tsoho, however, refused to grant the application of the DSS.

The court said such an application should have been accompanied with presidential approval because of the grave implications for the Nigerian economy if the CBN governor is arrested and detained.

READ ALSO: Tinubu Suspends CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele

Meanwhile, four armed men have been paraded by the police in Ogun State over an alleged attempt to disrupt the second term inauguration ceremony of Governor Dapo Abiodun.

Abiodun was on May 29 sworn in for his second term at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Kuto, Abeokuta.

The Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Olanrewaju Oladimeji said the suspects planning to disrupt the ceremony identified themselves as Adedapo Taiwo, Arogundade Idowu, Noah Jogunomi and James Abiodun.

The Police Commissioner disclosed that the four suspects were arrested at Kobape area of Abeokuta “for planning to disrupt the inauguration ceremony of Governor Dapo Abiodun’s second term.”

According to him, “the suspects were in possession of a Beretta pistol, live ammunition and assorted criminal charms” when they were arrested.

The suspects were on Thursday paraded at the police headquarters, Eleweran, alongside 36 others.

The Ogun police paraded other suspects for their alleged involvement in cultism, murder and armed robbery.

Oladimeji said the suspects were apprehended within and outside Ogun State.

He said Michael Bob, Abdul Omotoyosi, and Madeshina Idris were apprehended for conspiracy, armed robbery and stealing in Mushin, Lagos State, adding that a stolen Toyota car was recovered during the operation.

Also, one Austin Omoh, who was allegedly involved in an armed robbery incident in Ogun, was nabbed in Maroko, Lagos, while a stolen Toyota Sequoia SUV marked AAA 631 HX, was recovered.

The police boss explained further that one Wasiu Odubote was apprehended for shop breaking and stealing in Igbeba, Ijebu-Ode, having broken into a spare parts shop on Old Ondo Road with other members of his gang, now at large.

Others paraded were accused of cultism and for being in possession of arms, guns and other criminal weapons.

The police boss stressed that the command would not relent until the state was rid of cultism and other criminal activities.




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