Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has apparently been ordered to be arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS), the Nigerian security agency, as soon as he is spotted in public.
Despite failing in its attempt to have a Nigerian court approve the arrest, the DSS is still trying to detain Emefiele.
According to a recent claim by Sahara Reporters, agents from Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) have been given the order to “arrest him on sight” as the issue over the failed arrest of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor Godwin Emefiele continues to take center stage. The report also claims that operatives are watching movements at the CBN headquarters and the Emefiele family home in Lagos. This claim is supported by the testimony of unnamed sources.
According to the report, the DSS made an unconfirmed plan to detain Emefiele, who traveled with President Muhammadu Buhari to the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit, a few weeks after a Nigerian High Court judge, John Tsoho, rejected the security agency’s request to detain the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria
The governor of the CBN has reportedly been obliged to skip public events, including a scheduled appearance before Nigerian legislators, due to rumors that the DSS still intends to arrest the official.
The source further predicted that Emefiele will keep playing hide-and-seek with the DSS until resigning as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Another source conjectured that parties opposed to the central bank’s cashless program are funding the DSS conspiracy to arrest the CBN governor.