DSS SEIZES EMEFIELE’S PASSPORT, PLANS HOME, OFFICE SEARCH

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The Department of State Services has confiscated the passport of the suspended Central Bank Governor,  Godwin Emefiele, The PUNCH has learnt.

The service, it was also learnt, may search Emefiele’s home and office this week.

Following his suspension on Friday as a result of the ongoing investigation of his office and the planned reforms in the financial sector, the service arrested Emefiele in Lagos and flew him to Abuja in a private jet on Saturday.

The spokesperson for the service, Peter Afunanya, in a statement said Emefiele had been taken into custody and was under investigation.

However, a source in the DSS  on Sunday said it was standard procedure for his travel document to be seized pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation.

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