DSS grills detains CBN deputy governor Kingsley Obiora – A Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Obiora, has been allegedly detained by personnel of the Department of State Services.
According to Peoples Gazette, the CBN deputy governor has spent four nights in the custody of the DSS. The report said the DSS was grilling Obiora in connection with allegations of financial mismanagement under the leadership of the suspended CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele. Emefiele was suspended by President Bola Tinubu on June 9 following an investigation into the affairs of the apex bank.
“This is sequel to the ongoing investigation of his office and the planned reforms in the financial sector of the economy,” a statement by the Director of Information, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Willie Bassey, said.
Emefiele was arrested the following day and has been in DSS detention since then despite the court admitting him to bail.
The spokespersons for the CBN, Abdul Isa, and his counterpart in DSS, Peter Afunanya, did not pick up several calls to their lines and had yet to respond to messages sent to them on the matter.