EMEFIELE: DSS to investigate face off with NCoS officials

The Department of State Security Service DSS has condemned fracas that occurred between the its operatives and Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS)in the premises of Federal High Court,Ikoyi Lagos over who should take to custody the embattled CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele who was granted bail by the high court on 25th July,2023.


The service stated that the incident was unfortunate and does not in any way reflect the professional disposition of the DSS.


DSS in a statement signed by its Spokesperson, Peter Afunanya said it did not and would never encourage the incident.


“The Service has tremendous respect for the Judiciary as an Arm and Institution of Government and will not go out of its way to undermine it. The DSS recognises the Judiciary as a critical component in nation building, national development and security management. Also, the Service has robust working relationship with sister security and law enforcement agencies including the NCoS”the service said.


DSS noted that the personnel from both Agencies exhibited undue overzealousness, added that it has further initiated detailed investigations into the matter.


“This is with a view to identifying the role played by specific persons as well as undertaking disciplinary actions if necessary and drawing some lessons going forward.


“For emphasis, the DSS has not broken any laws in handling the Emefiele Case despite efforts by some elements to skew the narratives to the contrary. The Service had since alerted the public of sinister plots to discredit its leadership. In pursuit of its assignments, it will strive to remain professional, maintain ethical standards and high sense of discipline. The Service will ensure that it will not be used for clout and fame chasing or delusional heroism. It will, however, remain focused on its national security mandate and, therefore, enjoin well-meaning Nigerians to support it in achieving the desired security goals for the nation. It is imperative to note that we have no other country but Nigeria. We should join hands, with love and tolerance, to build it”DSS added.


Recall that suspended CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, was arraigned at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, on 25th July, 2023.

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