The Department of Security Services has charged the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria with bringing Godwin Emefiele to Court.
In a statement, DSS spokesman Peter Afunanya said the decision to charge Emefiele was in compliance with the order of the Federal Capital Territory High Court.
In a ruling in a fundamental human rights suit filed by Emefiele, Justice Hamza Muazu held that detention, no matter how short, is a breach of fundamental rights.
Responding, Peter Afunanya, DSS spokesman, said, “Sequel to an Abuja High Court Order of today, July 13, 2023, the Department of State Services hereby confirms that Mr. Godwin Emefiele has been charged to court in compliance with the Order.
“The public may recall that the Service had, in 2022, applied for a Court Order to detain him in respect of a criminal investigation. Though he obtained a restraining order from an FCT High Court, the Service, however, arrested him in June 2023 on the strength of suspected fresh criminal infractions or information, one of which forms the basis for his current prosecution.
“The Service assures the public of professionalism, justice, and fairness in handling this matter and indeed in the discharge of its duties within the confines of the law.”