In a recent turn of events, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has found himself in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) shortly after being released from the Department of State Services (DSS). This development comes as Emefiele faces allegations of financial impropriety during his tenure as the head of the CBN.
Emefiele, who had been held in detention by the DSS since June following his suspension by President Bola Tinubu, was released and subsequently picked up by EFCC operatives for further questioning. The EFCC is now conducting a probe into the former CBN governor’s alleged misappropriation of funds and other related matters during his time in office.
According to an insider source, “Yes, Emefiele is currently in our (EFCC) custody; he was arrested last night less than an hour after the DSS freed him. He’s currently being interrogated at the Headquarters, as he’s being investigated for alleged misappropriation of funds amongst other things during his term as CBN governor.”
It has also been reported that fresh charges may be filed against Mr. Emefiele by the EFCC, indicating the seriousness of the investigation.
As of now, the spokesperson for the EFCC, Dele Oyewale, has not officially confirmed the situation.
This development is sure to garner significant attention and raise questions about the integrity and accountability of public officials. The investigation into Emefiele’s alleged misappropriation of funds during his tenure as CBN governor will undoubtedly be closely monitored by the public and the financial sector.
Source: The Punch
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