The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, was apprehended by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday night, shortly after his release from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
A reliable inside source confirmed that the former CBN governor is currently undergoing questioning at the EFCC’s National Headquarters in Jabi, Abuja. The EFCC is conducting an investigation into allegations of impropriety during his tenure as the head of the central bank.
The source stated, “Yes, Emefiele is presently in our (EFCC) custody; he was arrested last night less than an hour after the DSS released him. He is currently being interrogated at the Headquarters, as he is being investigated for alleged misappropriation of funds, among other things, during his tenure as CBN governor.”
In June, the DSS detained Emefiele on the same day he was suspended from office with immediate effect by President Bola Tinubu. The Presidency stated that Emefiele’s suspension at the time was due to “an ongoing investigation of his office and the planned reforms in the financial sector of the economy.”
This recent development suggests that new charges may be brought against Emefiele by the EFCC.
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