18 Bags of Currency, Documents Recovered from Emefiele’s Lagos Residence By DSS

The residence of suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor Godwin Emefiele was raided by Department of State Services (DSS) agents, who hauled away no less than 18 Ghana-must-go bags containing money and papers.

After a day-long search of the premises, the money and the legal documents were taken from Emefiele’s Lagos home on Friday afternoon.

Emefiele, who was detained by the DSS on June 10 after his arrest, has been there for eight days.

The investigation into Emefiele’s actions while in command of the apex bank is still ongoing, therefore it was learned that he might remain in DSS custody for longer than had been previously reported.

It was gathered that the DSS, on Thursday, secured a court order to detain the ex-CBN chief for three weeks, with another source hinting that he might be held for a longer time.

Emefiele was said to have been moved from the DSS custody in Abuja on Thursday and flown to Lagos where his house was searched by DSS operatives.

Upon conclusion of the search, about 18 Ghana-must-go bags containing currency and documents were said to have been taken away the following day [Friday].

Emefiele was flown back to Abuja on Friday afternoon with the bags and investigators have since resumed quizzing, especially about the findings.

The secret Police, it was gathered, have also launched a manhunt for Emefiele’s personal assistant (names withheld) in connection with the revelations from the ongoing investigation.

“DSS took Emefiele to his house in Lagos on Thursday and returned him to Abuja on Friday afternoon. His house was searched. They took away about 18 big Ghana-must-go bags containing money and documents from the house.

“His personal assistant is on the run. DSS is on a manhunt for him. He is the key to unlock Emefiele’s assets and wealth stashed away within and outside the country,” a source told Nigerian Tribune.

President Bola Tinubu, on June 9, suspended Emefiele as CBN governor and ordered his probe, following which he was arrested by the DSS for investigation