We did not break any law by re-arresting Emefiele – DSS insists

The Department of States Service says it did not break by rearresting  embattled former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele.

In a statement signed by Peter Afunay, DSS spokesperson on Wednesday, the, the Secret Police alleged that some elements were trying to promote a false narrative about incident surrounding Emefiele’s re-arrest.

“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 statement partly read.

“ 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,” he added.

The spokesperson said the conduct of the DSS officials did not in any way reflect the professional disposition of the agency.

Afunaya further retierated that the secret police respect the power wielded by the country’s judiciary arm promising not to undermine its authority.

Recall that officials of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) and the Department of State Services (DSS) clashed over the custody of Emefiele, after he was granted bail by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

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