EFCC arrests Emefiele after release by DSS

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele moments after he was released from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

According to The PUNCH Emefiele  is currently being interrogated at the National Headquarters of the anti-graft agency, Jabi, Abuja.

He was picked up by EFCC operatives Thursday night, less than an hour after he regained his freedom from the DSS detention.

A source told The PUNCH that the anti-graft agency is probing Emefiele over alleged impropriety during his term as the head of the apex bank.

“Yes, Emefiele is currently in our (EFCC) custody; he was arrested last night less than an hour after the DSS freed him. He’s currently being interrogated at the headquarters, as he’s being investigated for alleged misappropriation of funds amongst other things during his term as CBN governor,” the source noted.

The EFCC might file fresh charges against Emefiele after conclusion of investigation.

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