The Department of State Security Services (DSS) has described the news making the rounds that its operatives invaded the office of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele and arrested him as pure fake news.
In a statement today, January 16, the Spokesperson of DSS, Peter Afunanya, said that the alleged invasion and arrest of the CBN Governor is also quite misleading.
The statement reads, “the attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to the false news making the rounds that its operatives invaded the Central Bank of Nigeria and arrested its Governor, today 16/1/23. This is fake news and quite misleading.”
An online medium had reported that “the operatives of the State Security Service, SSS invaded the headquarters of the CBN and took over the office of the governor of the apex bank.
According the medium, the operatives of the Service arrived at the CBN headquarters Monday noon (today, January 16) in with about 20 vehicles with armed personnel.
“The operatives also barred all staff of the bank from gaining access to Mr Emefiele’s office.”
The medium added that there had been a running battle between the Service and Emefiele over alleged terrorism financing. It said that the secret service had earlier sought a court order to arrest Emefiele but had been out of the country for his annual leave.