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DSS seizes Emefiele’s passport, plans home, office search 

THE Department of State Services has confiscated the passport of the suspended Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele.

According to PUNCH, the service may search Emefiele’s home and office this week.

Following his suspension on Friday as a result of the ongoing investigation of his office and the planned reforms in the financial sector, the service arrested Emefiele in Lagos and flew him to Abuja in a private jet on Saturday.

The spokesperson for the service, Peter Afunanya, in a statement said Emefiele had been taken into custody and was under investigation.

However, the report added that it was standard procedure for his travel document to be seized pending the conclusion of the ongoing investigation.

“Of course, Emefiele’s travel document would be confiscated as part of the standard process pending the conclusion of our investigation. Also, as part of the investigation, his house and office would be searched for documents that can aid the ongoing investigation on his management of the CBN,” it added.

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