Court to Rule Emefiele's Human Rights Suit Against DSS Today

The Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja will rule today, Thursday, July 13, on the case filed by the detained suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.

Emefiele had filed a fundamental human rights suit to challenge his arrest and detention by the Department of State Services (DSS). He is alleging a violation of his human rights.

The DSS had arrested Emefiele on June 10, shortly after President Bola Tinubu suspended him from office and ordered a probe of the CBN.

In the suit, Emefiele is asking the court to declare his arrest and detention by the DSS illegal.

The respondents in the suit are the Attorney General of the Federation, the Director General of the DSS, and the DSS.

The AGF and the DSS have filed preliminary objections, challenging the court's jurisdiction to entertain the case and urging that the suit be dismissed.

However, Emefiele's lawyer, Joseph Daudu (SAN), has argued that the suit has merit.

Justice Hamza Muazu will rule on whether or not he has jurisdiction to hear the case and consider Emefiele's prayers today.

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