Emefiele reportedly arrested while trying to flee Nigeria

More facts have emerged about how the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Godwin Emefiele, the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Top sources that the DSS revealed that Emefiele was flown from Lagos to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, after his arrest on Friday evening, according to a report by SaharaReporters.

The embattled CBN governor was reportedly fleeing Nigeria through the land border in Lagos when he was arrested by the DSS.

“Emefiele has been flown from Lagos to Abuja after the DSS arrested him. He was fleeing through the land border when he was arrested. He was arrested last night in Lagos,” an authoritative source revealed.

Emefiele’s arrest came same day the President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, suspended him from office with immediate effect.

The DSS had said it intensified its investigations in order to arrest and prosecute Emefiele, on allegations of terrorism financing and fraud.

According to the secret police, Emefiele “on several occasions in actions prejudicial to the security of the Nigerian state,” engaged in “criminal conspiracy to divert government resources into suspicious acts of terrorism financing”.

It said the actions of the CBN governor were “meant to subvert and sabotage” the former President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

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