The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied media reports the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, is in its custody.
Wonder9ja recalls that President Bola Tinubu on Friday ordered the immediate suspension of Emefiele and directed him to hand over his responsibilities to the Deputy Governor in charge of the Operations Directorate, Folashodun Shonubi.
The Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Willie Bassey announced the development in a statement made available to reporters.
Following Emefiele’s suspension on Friday, there were reports that he was arrested by operatives of the secret police.
Reacting in a terse statement posted on Twitter on Saturday morning, the DSS said the suspended CBN governor is “currently” not in detention.