The Department of State Services has been ordered to immediately grant the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, unrestricted access to his lawyers and family members as it is within his constitutional right.

The order came from Justice Hamza Muazu of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting at Maitama Abuja today, following an application by counsel to Emefiele J.B. Daudu SAN.

Daudu alleged that the DSS refused to honor a letter of access to his client which the service denied stating that it does not have the power to refuse such a request.

The secret service further requested extension of time to file their respective responses to the originating motion, which was granted and the suit was adjourned till Tuesday, June 19 for hearing of the substantive suit.

Emefiele was arrested by the DSS on Saturday, hours after his suspension by President Bola Tinubu on Friday evening.



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