Court Orders DSS To Release Emefiele

Justice Hamza Muazu of High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Maitama, on Thursday, ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to release the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele or charge him to court within seven days.

He gave the order in a ruling on a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Emefiele
challenging his detention by the DSS.

In an originating motion on notice, Emefiele had prayed the court to enforce his right to liberty and freedom of movement, as there is no basis for his continuous detention.

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But,the Attorney General of the Federation as well as the DSS have insisted that the detention of the suspended CBN Governor is lawful.

The court,in its ruling held that it was unlawful for the Federal Government to continue to detain Emefiele without charging him to court.

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