DSS Recovers 18 Bags Of Currency, Documents From Emefiele’s Residence

At least 18 Ghana-must-go bags containing money and documents have been carted away by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) from the residence of the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.

A source that spoke with Nigeria Tribune revealed that the bags were seized from Emefiele’s Lagos residence following a full day of property search on Friday.

INFORMATION NIGERIA reports that Emefiele, was arrested on June 10 and since then, he has been in DSS custody for eight days.

Insiders that spoke with the Newspaper suggested that Emefiele’s time in custody may be extended as investigation into his conduct as head of the CBN continue.

DSS, with court approval, has the authority to detain the former CBN leader for three weeks. However, this period might be lengthened.

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Following the search, Emefiele was escorted from Abuja, where he was being held, to Lagos.

After the completion of the property search, the large bags were collected and Emefiele was flown back to Abuja, where questioning resumed.

Authorities are also reportedly pursuing Emefiele’s personal assistant, who is currently missing, in connection to the discoveries made during the ongoing investigation.

“DSS took Emefiele to his house in Lagos on Thursday and returned him to Abuja on Friday afternoon. His house was searched. They took away about 18 big Ghana-must-go bags containing money and documents from the house. His personal assistant is on the run. DSS is on a manhunt for him,” a source told Nigerian Tribune.

President Bola Tinubu had suspended Emefiele as CBN governor and initiated an investigation on June 9, which lead to his arrest by DSS.