A former president of the Nigerian Bar Affiliation, NBA, Olisa Agbakoba, has described affirmation by the Division of State Providers, DSS, that the suspended Governor of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele is in its custody as a ‘shock.’
Agbakoba questioned what position the DSS would play in Emefiele’s arrest.
The DSS had earlier on Saturday confirmed that Emefiele was at present underneath its custody.
Studies of Emefiele’s arrest had emerged shortly after he was suspended by President Bola Tinubu on Friday.
Emefiele was suspended “sequel to the continued investigation of his workplace and the deliberate reforms within the monetary sector of the financial system”, based on a launch by the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation, George Akume.
Tinubu additionally appointed Mr Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi because the appearing governor of the CBN.
Reacting to the developments, Agbakoba, in an announcement on Saturday and forwarded to DAILY POST, additionally insisted that the suspension of Emefiele because the CBN Governor was not a shock.
The assertion learn, “The suspension of the Governor of the CBN from workplace just isn’t a shock as his tenure was approach past financial coverage.
“However affirmation by DSS that Governor Emefiele is in its custody comes as a shock.
“The statutory position of DSS is inside safety and I shudder to assume what position DSS will play on this matter? The rule of regulation says all of it can the related company chargeable for Governor Emefiele step ahead, however this excludes the DSS until this has safety implications.”