Drama As DSS Goes Physical With Prison Personnel Over Emefiele’s Custody, Video Emerges

Jul 25, 2023 | Entertainment, News


  • Godwin Emefiele was arraigned by the Federal Ministry of Justice on charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition but was granted bail in the sum of N20 million
  • As Emefiele’s lawyers tried to perfect his bail conditions, a scuffle broke out between the DSS and NCS operatives, who were both vying to take custody of the embattled CBN governor
  • This move prompted Emefiele’s lead counsel, Joseph Daudu, and other lawyers to raise an alarm about their client’s planned re-arrest by the secret police

A mild drama ensued at the Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos state.

On Tuesday, July 25, there was a clash between the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and officials of Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) as they tussled over who keeps custody of the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, The Punch reported.

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DSS, CBN, NCS, Godwin Emefiele, FG, Federal High Court, Lagos
DSS and prison officials fight dirty over who takes custody of Godwin Emefiele.
Photo credit: @thecableindex
Source: Facebook

How the fight between the DSS and the Prison official started

Emefiele was arraigned by the Federal Ministry of Justice for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition but was granted bail in the sum of N20m with one surety, following his “not guilty” plea.

As the defendant’s lawyers were trying to perfect his bail conditions, a mild drama played out within the court premises between DSS operatives who are fully hooded and NCS over who will take custody of the embattled CBN boss.

As reported by Channels TV, two Hilux vehicles belonging to the two government agencies were positioned near the entrance of the court. The prison service also brought dogs into the court premises.

Sources said that there are moves by the DSS operatives to rearrest Emefiele despite the bail granted to him by the court.

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The video of the drama goes viral

The video of the drama between the DSS and the prison service surfaced online.

Watch below;

“I hope he doesn’t faint”: Nigerians react as video shows moment Godwin Emefiele appears in court

Nigerians have reacted following the arraignment of the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

Emefiele is in court over alleged illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

A Twitter user, Emeka Nweke @EmekaWilfred, said Emefiele looks frail and he hopes fainted while in court

“Meffy looks frail, I hope this Brethren doesn’t faint in court. I’d not be surprised when it happens.”

Emefiele appears in court over ‘Illegal possession of firearms’, video emerges

Legit.ng had earlier reported that the suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele has arrived at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos for his alleged gun possession trial.

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Emefiele arrived around 9:20 am while his lawyers arrived earlier.

The suspended CBN governor is scheduled to be arraigned before Nicholas Oweibo, the presiding judge, over alleged possession of firearms.

Source: Legit.ng





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