Court Turns Down DSS’ ‘Secret’ Suit Against CBN Gov


The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, has turned down a request by the Directorate of State Service (DSS) to arrest the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, over allegation of terrorism financing.

After a motion exparte was moved by the DSS, Justice Tsoho, in his ruling dated December 13, 2022 told the agency to put the CBN governor on notice of the pendency of the motion, adding that if they felt strongly convinced about the allegation against him, they can as well arrest and detain him without a court order.

In his ruling on the Exparte Motion, the court held, “In the light of the foregoing reasons, I decline to grant this application Ex-Parte. If the Applicant believes that the evidence available to it so far is sufficient, then it can as well arrest and detain the Applicant, even without the Order of this Court.”

The Respondent in this application was named as “Godwin Emefiele” without disclosure of his status or position…

Source: Leadership Newspaper