In a recent development, the Department of State Services (DSS) has reportedly seized the passport of the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele. This action is part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of financial impropriety leveled against the CBN Governor.
The DSS took possession of Emefiele’s passport on his arrival at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, from an overseas trip. The seizure of the passport is seen as a move to restrict the CBN Governor’s movement while the investigation is ongoing.
Furthermore, the DSS has plans to conduct a search of Emefiele’s home and office as part of the probe. The search is expected to provide more evidence in the ongoing investigation into the allegations against the CBN Governor.
Godwin Emefiele’s suspension from his position as the CBN Governor was announced earlier by the Federal Government. The suspension was due to allegations of financial impropriety during his tenure as the Governor of the apex bank. The DSS has since taken up the case and is conducting a thorough investigation into the matter.
The seizure of Emefiele’s passport and the planned search of his home and office indicate the seriousness with which the DSS is taking the investigation. It also underscores the commitment of the security agency to ensure a thorough and unbiased probe.
The outcome of the DSS investigation will be keenly watched by Nigerians and the international community. It is expected to shed more light on the allegations against the suspended CBN Governor and determine the next line of action by the Federal Government.
As of the time of this report, there has been no official statement from the DSS or Emefiele’s representatives regarding the seizure of his passport and the planned search of his home and office. The public awaits further developments on this matter.