DSS Hints At Emefiele’s Alliance With IPOB


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The Department of State Services (DSS) stated on Tuesday that Godwin Emefiele might be a separatist with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Emefiele’s appointment as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was postponed in January by President Bola Tinubu.

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Following a court ruling that invalidated the DSS’s custody of the former CBN governor, the Nigerian government last week accused him with illegally possessing guns.

While his arrest and detention are being contested in court, the DSS on Tuesday claimed that Emefiele being represented by the same lawyer as IPOB indicates a connection with the proscribed separatist group.

One of Emefiele’s lawyers, according to the DSS, Maxwell Okpara, is also the legal representative of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu who is facing treason and terrorism charges against the Nigerian government.

“A Biafran Republic agitator and Outlawed IPOB counsel defending the suspended CBN Governor,”the DSS tweeted.

“Is IPOB defending one of theirs???? What a contradiction…..hmmm…what’s the connection? Is someone telling us something? May Maxwell be properly educated on points of law, please,” The tweet is archived here.

“Charge and bail, overzealous uninformed IPOB/ESN lawyer Maxwell Okpara mobilises other like minded lawyers against DGSS. Futile Efforts. Well, Nigerians, beware! This is in bad faith. Transferred aggression.” The tweet is archived here.

Four days ago, a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Abuja nullified the arrest, detention and interrogation of Emefiele by the DSS.

The presiding Judge Justice Bello Kawu held that the arrest, detention and interrogation of Emefiele were in violation of the subsisting judgment and orders of Justice M. A. Hassan.

The court also ordered Emefiele’s release from DSS custody.

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