DSS and AGF oppose Emefiele’s bail application, describes him as a “Flight ri§k”



The DSS and the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation have defended the detention of the suspended CBN governor.

Both parties warned against his release in separate counter-affidavits.

The DSS told the court on June 20 that Emefiele would flee if the court granted him bail.

Emefiele had approached the High Court, Abuja challenging his detention by the DSS. He asked the court to enforce his right to liberty & freedom of movement, saying there was no basis for his continuous detention.

However the DSS & OAGF insisted that the governor’s detention was lawful.

According to the DSS, Emefiele was being held pursuant to an order of a competent court.

It said the arrest was “upon reasonable suspicion of committing acts which constitute a criminal breach of trust, incit£m£nt to viol£nc£, misappropriation of public funds, economic sabotage & crimes of national security dimension & undermining the security of the country.

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