The Department of State Services (DSS) has confirmed that the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has access to his family, medical personnel, and other appropriate individuals.
This statement comes in response to an order by a Federal High Court in Abuja asking the DSS to let the suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor have access to his family and lawyers.
In an official statement signed by Peter Afunanya and shared on the agency’s Twitter page, the DSS clarified its position.
Afunanya stated, “It is instructive to state that the Service had granted the family of Emefiele, medical officials, and appropriate persons access to him, right from the day he was taken in and long before the court order requesting so.”
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Afunanya further emphasized the DSS’s commitment to transparency and adherence to due process, saying, “The Service implements Standard Operating Procedures on Suspect Handling and Investigation to the latter. It conducts its affairs transparently and professionally and respects the rule of law in compliance with democratic governance.”
Regarding the planned campaigns against the DSS and the government, the agency expressed its concern and warned against such actions.
Afunanya said, “The Service is, therefore, aware of a cheap propaganda aimed at demotivating and distracting it from professionally executing the onerous responsibilities assigned to it.”
Addressing attempts to infiltrate the DSS with disloyal staff members, Afunanya warned the plotters, stating, “While these efforts are considered as hatchet jobs designed to distract, the Service warns the plotters to desist forthwith from their plans. This is more so that the arrowheads are already under watch and will be apprehended when and if it becomes necessary.”
Reassuring the public, the DSS reaffirmed its professionalism and dedication to its responsibilities.