The Department of State Services (DSS) on Saturday confirmed that it had arrested Godwin Emefiele, the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
In a statement, the DSS said Emefiele was arrested for investigative reasons.
“EMEFIELE, NOW IN DSS CUSTODY – The Department of State Services (DSS) hereby confirms that Mr Godwin Emefiele, the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is now in its custody for some investigative reasons.
“The public, particularly the Media, is enjoined to apply utmost caution in the reportage and narratives concerning this,” said Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer, Department of State Services, National Headquarters, Abuja.
Top sources confirmed that the DSS had flown Emefiele from Lagos to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, after his arrest on Friday evening.
It was further gathered that the embattled CBN governor was fleeing Nigeria through the land border in Lagos when he was arrested by the DSS.
“Emefiele has been flown from Lagos to Abuja after the DSS arrested him. He was fleeing through the land border when he was arrested. He was arrested last night in Lagos,” an authoritative source revealed.
Emefiele’s arrest came same day the President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, suspended him from office with immediate effect.