DSS Ignores Court Order, Returns Emefiele to Custody

Despite the order by the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, the Department of State Services (DSS) has returned the suspended governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele to custody.

Recall that the court had earlier granted bail to Emefiele after he pleaded not guilty to the two count-charge bordering on alleged illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

Justice Nicholas Oweibo who granted the bail, ordered that Emefiele be remanded in prison until he fulfilled his bail conditions.

However, officials of the secret police and their counterparts in the Nigerian Correctional Services were engaged in a physical fight over who would move Emefiele from the court.

A few minutes ago, officials of the DSS succeeded in taking the suspended governor of the apex bank away from the court.