A legal practitioner and social critic, Inibehe Effiong, has claimed that the suspension and arrest of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele is a political vendetta.
Effiong stated that the Department of State Services (DSS) is known for bungling cases and creating needless political tensions.
Speaking via Twitter on Saturday, the human rights lawyer stated that it is ridiculous to file a charge against Emefiele, at the Federal High Court, bordering on illegal possession of firearms.
He opined that it is unreasonable to detain Emefiele for one month only to come up with the charge later.
According to Effiong, “It seems the suspension and arrest of Emefiele were not propelled by any interest in holding him accountable for the mismanagement of public resources, but a political vendetta.”
He wrote, “The SSS has taken Nigerians for granted again. I’m upset about the two-count charge filed against suspended CBN Governor, Emefiele.
“Illegal possession of firearms without more is a crime for the police. It’s ridiculous to detain Emefiele for one month only to come up with this.
“I have always maintained the position that the SSS is essentially a political tool in the hands of every occupant of Aso Rock. They are notorious for bungling cases and creating needless political tensions. The SSS needs to rethink its involvement in cases. It’s embarrassing.
“The Naira redesign policy is not a crime, and it is immaterial whether it was properly implemented or not. It seems the suspension and arrest of Emefiele were not propelled by any interest in holding him accountable for the mismanagement of public resources but by a political vendetta
“Where are the charges on terrorism financing?
“Why is Mr Tinubu handling this case like this?
“Many Nigerians supported Emefiele’s suspension because he made nonsense of the CBN’s regulatory processes and independence. We wanted better monetary policies from the CBN.
“However, with the way the case is going, it appears that the government has a different agenda.”