Contrary to news making the rounds the Department of State Services (DSS) has said its opeartives did not invade the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) or arrested the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele.
The Service had earlier sought an order of the court to arrest Emefiele but it was rejected.
Media reports, Monday, had it that DSS operatives had invaded the apex bank in search of the CBN governor.
It was reported that armed operatives of the DSS in about 20 vehicles stormed the CBN headquarters, causing tension among members of staff and those within the area.
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, had alleged that the DSS had quietly declared CBN governor.
Falana, who was a guest on a Channels TV programme, said Emefiele was declared wanted over terrorism financing allegations.
He lamented that such action can only happen in a ‘blBanana Republic.’
“I can say without any fear that Mr Godwin Emefiele is not in Nigeria, but he has been quietly declared wanted by State Security Services.
“This can only happen in a Banana republic where the CBN governor would be accused of a grave offence, which is terrorism financing,” he said.
However, the Service in a press statement by the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Dr. Peter Afunanya, said: “The attention of the 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, January 16, 23. This is fake news and quite misleading.”