Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN), Godwin Emefiele, is currently being detained in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC).

Emefiele, who is currently being interrogated at the National Headquarters of the anti-graft agency, Jabi, Abuja, was picked up by EFCC operatives Thursday night, less than an hour after he regained his freedom from the dungeon of the Department of State Services(DSS) .

It was revealed that the EFCC is probing Emefiele over alleged impropriety during his term as the head of the apex bank.

It was further gathered that fresh charges may be filed against Emefiele by the EFCC.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the EFCC, Dele Oyewale, could not be reached for official confirmation when contacted by newsmen yesterday.

Emefiele had been in the custody of the Department of State Services since June after President Bola Tinubu suspended him from office.

He was thereafter asked to hand over his responsibilities to Folashodun Shonubi, the then Deputy Governor, Operations Directorate at the apex bank.

A day after, the DSS announced that Emefiele was in its custody for ‘some investigative reasons’.

Credit: Punch.

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