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DSS Seizes Emefiele’s Passport

Nigeria’s Department of State Services has reportedly confiscated the Passport of the suspended Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele.

The service, it was also learnt, may search Emefiele’s home and office this week.

Following his suspension on Friday as a result of the ongoing investigation of his office and the planned reforms in the financial sector, the service arrested Emefiele in Lagos and flew him to Abuja in a Private Jet on Saturday.

Spokesperson for the service, Peter Afunanya, in a statement said Emefiele had been taken into custody and was under investigation.

However, a source in the DSS on Sunday said “it was standard procedure for his travel document to be seized pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation,” The Punch reports.

The source added that the office and residence of the suspended Apex Bank Governor would be searched.

“Of course, Emefiele’s travel document would be confiscated as part of the standard process pending the conclusion of our investigation. Also, as part of the investigation, his house and office would be searched for documents that can aid the ongoing investigation on his management of the CBN,” the source said. – TP

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