The Department of State Services (DSS), has asked the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja to dismiss the fundamental rights suit filed by the suspended and detained Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.
Emefiele filed the suit, through his lawyer, J.B. Daudu, to demand his freedom, alleging that the DSS had been detaining him unlawfully.
However, the DSS, through its counsel, I. Awo, filed a preliminary objection in opposition to the suit.
Awo, on Tuesday, told Justice Hamza Muazu that Emefiele’s detention was lawful as the DSS had got an order of an FCT Chief Magistrate Court to keep the suspended CBN governor in custody pending conclusion of investigation.
The lawyer urged the court to dismiss the suit and award a fine against Emefiele.
The DSS had on June 9 arrested Emefiele in Lagos, shortly after President Bola Tinubu suspended him from office and ordered a probe of the CBN.