Godwin Emefiele, the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday, June 9, 2023. The arrest came hours after President Bola Tinubu suspended Emefiele from his position.
Tinubu’s decision to suspend Emefiele was made following allegations of financial impropriety and mismanagement at the CBN. Emefiele has denied the allegations, but he has been under increasing pressure to resign from his post.
The DSS’s arrest of Emefiele is a significant development in the ongoing controversy surrounding the suspended governor. The DSS is Nigeria’s domestic intelligence agency, and its involvement in the case suggests that the government is taking the allegations against Emefiele very seriously.
According to DAILY POST, it is unclear what charges Emefiele will face, but his arrest is a sign that the government is prepared to take action against him. The arrest has also sparked a debate about the independence of the CBN and the role of the DSS in Nigeria’s political system.