Emifiele: Niger Delta group urges DSS to respect rule of law (thenewsguru.com)

Emifiele: Niger Delta group urges DSS to respect rule of law



The Niger Delta Rights Advocates has called for respect of the rule of law in the handling of the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.

The group, in a statement signed by its national coordinator, Bright Ngolo on Saturday in porthacout said the manner Emefiele was picked up by men of the Department of State Services DSS suggested abduction.Advertisement

The statement noted that there was an extant court order restraining the DSS, the EFCC and others from arresting Emefiele.

The reports we have is that operatives of the DSS stormed the Lagos residence of Dr.

Hassan barred the DSS, Attorney General of the Federation, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Central Bank of Nigeria, who are listed as 1st, 2bd and 5th defendants from arresting Godwin Emefiele.

Our call for the authorities to respect the rule of law by challenging and setting aside Justice Hassans judgement has nothing to do with the propriety or otherwise of his removal from office as CBN Governor.Advertisement

The NDRA wants the due process of the law to be followed in pursuing the Emefiele case rather than painting the picture of repression of the rule of law.

The group alleged that some state governments, particularly Rivers state has had a judgement from the Court that barred the EFCC from arresting officials of the state government.Advertisement

And up till date, the EFCC has failed to vacate that judgement and equally failed to investigate the monumental regime of entrenched fraud in the running of the state in the past 8yrs.

We call on all agencies of government, therefore, to respect the rule of law as a confirmation that democracy has taken root in our country.Advertisement Advertisement

Godwin Emefiele at the dead of the night (2 am), blindfolded him, and forcefully took him away in a manner suggestive of abduction.Advertisement

As Rights Advocates, we should not live in a nation where all manner of Gestapostyle arrests will be made in the name of getting people to question them or account for perceived misdeeds.

It is clear that Mr.


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