Emefiele ‘Secretly’ Returns To Nigeria Amidst Fear Of Arrest

CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele

Embattled Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has quietly returned to Nigeria, on Wednesday.

His return has led to speculations resurfacing, that he will be arrested by the Department of State Service.

Emefiele has left the country for several weeks following the investigation of several allegations against him, including corruption and terrorism financing.

The CBN governor had said he travelled to attend to his health.

Recall that the DSS had quietly sought a court order to arrest Mr Emefiele but the Federal High Court, Abuja rejected their request.

In the application, the DSS wanted the court to order the arrest of the CBN governor over alleged “acts of financing terrorism, fraudulent activities and economic crimes of national security dimension.”

The court didn’t grant the wishes of the secret police.

Nevertheless, Premium Times quoted a source as saying, the CBN governor got the permission of the President Muhammadu Buhari, for two weeks of leave which expired Tuesday.

“His holidays finished on Tuesday so he has to report to work on Wednesday,” the source said.

The online news platform further reported that Mr Emefiele is planning to leave the country again very soon, afraid the secret police could eventually arrest him amidst the continuous power play at the Federal Government.

“He is trying to leave within the next few days on the pretence of attending the annual World Economic Forum,” they quoted the source as saying.


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