The Department of State Services (DSS) on Saturday has said Godwin Emefiele, the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is not in its custody.
Emefiele was suspended “sequel to the ongoing investigation of his office and the planned reforms in the financial sector of the economy” according to a release by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume.
Tinubu also appointed Mr Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi as the acting Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Following Emefiele’s suspension on Friday by President Bola Tinubu, there were reports that he was arrested by operatives of the secret police.
But in a terse statement posted on Twitter on Saturday morning, the DSS said the suspended CBN governor is not in detention.
The tweet reads, “Currently, Emefiele is not with the DSS.”
Emefiele’s whereabouts remain unknown as of the time of filing this report.