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Emefiele: DSS Warns Protesters, Vows Not To Be Intimidated Out Of Ongoing Probe



DSS Emefiele

The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned elements against impeding ongoing investigations as it sounded a note of warning to protesters who ostensibly rolled out demonstrations against alleged moves to arrest Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. had earlier reported strong oppositions by concerned civil society groups who accused the DSS of acting the script of those against the cash withdrawal policy recently unveiled by the CBN. The groups accused a prominent presidential candidate, a presiding officer of one of the chambers of the National Assembly alongside others in government of the script allegedly plotting against Governor Emefiele.

The protesters had alleged a plot by the DSS to arrest Emefiele with a court order that was rejected by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho.

But responding in a terse statement following the vituperations of the groups led by the Coalition of United Political Parties, the DSS in a statement issued by its spokesman, Dr Peter Afunanya said that the “DSS has always discharged this responsibility in the overall interest of Nigerian citizens. As such, the Service will continue to disseminate actionable intelligence to the relevant authorities devoid of any sentiment.

“While professionally discharging its mandate, the DSS pledges to remain focused and unbiased. It will not, by any means, succumb to propaganda, intimidation and the desperation of hirelings to undermine it. It will also not give room to the use of falsehood and deceit to misdirect public understanding and perceptions of issues of national importance.”

“Given not to joining issues, the Service warns those on a wild goose chase to be mindful of their actions. Similarly, it urges members of the public to disregard the vituperations and rantings of misguided elements and not allow themselves to be used as instruments of destabilisation.

“Notably, these elements should remember the ​famous axiom that “you will only deceive some people, some of the time, but not all people, all the time”. To put it succinctly, the Service will not be distracted by persons and/or groups from carrying out its duties to the Nation, citizens, President and Commander-in-Chief.

“Citizens are, therefore, urged to avoid being used to thwart or undermine the Service and its lawful investigations as those who wish to act in breach will be dealt with in accordance with the law.”

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