An FCT high court sitting in Maitama Abuja has ordered the DSS and its Director General to charge the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria to court within one week from today or release him on administrative bail.
Delivering judgment in a fundamental right enforcement suit filed by Mr Emefiele, Justice Hamza Muazu noted that the DSS acted in accordance with section 293 of the ACJA by securing an order from a court to arrest Mr Emefiele.
The court held that the DSS is a reputable security agency carrying out its statutory duties but such duties must be carried out within the ambit of the laws.
The suspended CBN governor enjoys the presumption of innocence hence the DSS should charge him to court within a week or release him on administrative bail.
The court agreed with the submission of the DSS that the suspended CBN governor was arrested civilly a flew in a private jet to Abuja.
He has never been subjected to any inhumane or degrading treatment at the facility of the DSS.
About 24 hours after his suspension, the DSS apprehended him at the Lagos airport and transferred him to its headquarters in Abuja.
But the AGF and DSS had raised preliminary objections to Emefiele’s applications and affidavit in support of it.