January 27, 2023
Court Throws Out DSS Request To Arrest CBN Governor
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Court Throws Out DSS Request To Arrest CBN Governor

Court throws out DSS request to arrest CBN Governor

The Federal High Court in Abuja has thrown out a request for a warrant of arrest for the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele by the State Security Services (SSS). 

The secret police had filed an ex parte application for an order for the arrest of the CBN governor over alleged acts of financing terrorism, fraudulent activities, and economic crimes of the national security dimension. 

 But the presiding judge, John Tsoho, who is the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, in a ruling on 9 December, rejected the application on the grounds that the secret police failed to provide sufficient evidence to warrant the issuance of an arrest warrant against Mr Emefiele. 

 The judge said the depositions in the affidavit filed by the SSS in support of its application “purport that preliminary investigation has revealed various acts of terrorism financing, fraudulent activities perpetrated by Emefiele was only grave allegations with no evidence to back it up. 

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