A peculiar scene unfolded at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, as tensions rose between operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and officials from the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS) regarding the custody of the suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele.
Emefiele had been brought before the court by the DSS on charges of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. However, he was later granted bail, set at N20 million with a required surety.
As Emefiele’s legal team remained in court, striving to fulfill the bail conditions, a minor confrontation ensued within the court premises between the DSS and NCS over the responsibility of detaining the defendant.
Notably, both the DSS and NCS had their respective Hilux vehicles stationed near the court’s entrance, adding to the tension in the atmosphere.
Insider sources revealed to Vanguard that there were indications of the DSS attempting to re-arrest Emefiele, despite the court granting him bail. The situation has drawn considerable attention and interest, raising questions about the ensuing developments in the legal battle surrounding the CBN Governor’s case.