Charge Emefiele or let him go – Court gives DSS 7 day ultimatum

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A Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, has ordered the Department of the State Security Service (DSS) to charge suspended CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele or release him from custody within 7 days.

Justice Hamza Muazu made this know during his judgment in fundamental human rights suit instituted against the DSS and others by Emefiele, Dockaysworld learnt.

The judge noted that it wasn’t proven that the unlawful, but warned the DSS that they had to charge him and couldn’t capitalize on the detention by gathering evidence against him.

He further added that the DSS has power to carry out its constitutional duties of making arrest, detain and ensuring prevention of internal crime but however said that such duties must be carried out within the law.


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Emefiele had sued the Attorney General of the Federation AGF, Director General of the DSS, seeking enforcement of his fundamental human rights to freedom of movement and dignity to human life.

Recall President Tinubu had suspended the CBN Governor and subsequently put him under investigation.


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