Nigeria’s secret security service has denied invading the Central Bank of Nigeria in a bid to arrest the governor of the bank.

There was a report that operatives of the Department of state services on Monday evening, made an attempt to arrest the apex bank governor, Godwin Emefiele, but were resisted by another security agency.

Mr. Emefiele resumed duties today, after weeks of being away.

Director of DSS’s public relations unit, Peter Afunanya, in a statement this evening says the story of the invasion is false and misleading.

The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to the false news making the round that its operatives invaded the Central Bank of Nigeria and arrested its Governor, today 16/1/23. This is fake news and quite misleading.

The earlier report claimed that DSS stormed the CBN headquarters in over a dozen vehicles loaded with armed operatives.

They went proceeded to invade the office of Mr. Emefiele but were forced to retreat by suspected soldiers who arrived the CBN earlier.

A source within the CBN told HOMELAND NEWS in confidence that access to the floor where the office of the governor of the bank is located was restricted for a greater part of Monday, even to staff.

Nigeria’s secret security outfit had declared the central bank governor wanted over allegation of financing terrorism.
But a high court of the federal capital territory, in December barred the DSS from inviting, arresting or interrogating the CBN governor

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