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DSS Ordered To Grant Emefiele Access To Lawyers, Family Now

Muhammed Abubakar, Reporting

JUSTICE Hamza Muazu of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, sitting at Maitama Abuja, on Friday, ordered the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) to, immediately, grant the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, access to his lawyers and family members in line with the constitution.

Stonix News reports that Mr Emefiele was arrested by the DSS on Saturday June 10, hours after his suspension by President Bola Tinubu evening of Friday June 9.

The order came from Justice Hamza Muazu, on Friday, following an application by J.B. Daudu SAN, counsel to Emefiele.

He informed the court that he had written letters to the DSS, particularly on June 14, for the purpose of taking further instruction from him, but the DSS has refused to respond to the application.

On the other hand, counsel to the second and third respondents, I. Awo, told the court that the DSS did not have the penchant for refusing such a request and that it was wrong to do so.

He, however, expressed certainty that the security service would abide by the order of the court and grant access to the listed lawyers and family members of Emefiele to see him.

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