Parallel Facts can authoritatively report that the Department of State Services (DSS) agents removed no less than 18 Ghana-must-go bags containing cash and paperwork from the home of suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor Godwin Emefiele.
According to information obtained by our reporter, the money and the documents were confiscated from Emefiele’s Lagos home on Friday afternoon following a daylong search of the premises.
Emefiele, who was detained by the DSS on June 10 after his arrest, has been in custody for eight days.
Emefiele may spend more time in DSS custody than initially anticipated because the inquiry into his actions while serving as the top bank’s chairman is still ongoing.
According to information obtained by the Parallel Facts, the DSS on Thursday obtained a court order authorising the ex-CBN chief’s detention for a period of three weeks. However, a second source suggested that he would be kept in custody for longer.
Emefiele was allegedly transferred from the DSS’s custody in Abuja on Thursday and then transported by plane to Lagos, where, following the search’s conclusion, around 18 Ghana-must-go suitcases containing cash and documents were allegedly taken the next day [Friday].
On Friday afternoon, Emefiele and the luggage were flown back to Abuja, and since then, the investigators have resumed questioning, particularly over the results. According to information obtained, the secret Police have also begun a manhunt for Emefiele’s personal assistant (names omitted) in light of the information obtained during the ongoing inquiry.
“On Thursday, DSS transported Emefiele to his residence in Lagos; on Friday afternoon, they brought him back to Abuja. His home was investigated. They removed roughly 18 large “Ghana must go” bags from the home, each holding money and papers.
Emefiele’s Personal Assistant has reportedly gone into hiding to avoid arrest. The DSS is looking for him. He holds the key to releasing Emefiele’s riches and properties that are hidden both inside and outside the nation, a source who pleaded anonymity told our reporter. Parallel Facts will continue to monitor the situation as events unfold.