The discovery of a secrete Suit filed by the Department Security Service (DSS) accususing Godwin Emefiele of terrorism financing as well as what it described as economic crimes of national security dimension has fueled massive protests in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.
The protesters were made up of Buhari Legacy Defenders, Arewa Youth Consultative Movement Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo Youth Movement, African Centre for Justice and Human rights, Ethnic youth Leaders Political Parties Chairmen Forum, Lawyers in Defence of Economic rights and Justice.
The protesters had marched to the Office of the Attorney general of the Federation on Monday where they submitted a petition against the action of the DSS as they called for the sack of the DG, Mr. Yusuf Magaji Bichi.
They also submitted similar letter to the office of the President, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Inspector General of Police among others.
The groups who had addressed a press conference before embarking on the march alleged that the DSS embarked on the plot to remove the CBN Governor for political and pecuniary reasons alleging that the DG DSS and his allies in the plot had already promised someone else the office on the agreement that the cash withdrawal limit policy would be immediately suspended.
The protesters further claimed that the plot of labeling Emefiele a terrorist was to undermine the President, usurp his powers to hire and fire and remove Emefiele from office on the strength that they would get an order to detain him for at least 60 days to impose another person as the Central Bank Governor.
The SSS had approached the Federal High Court Abuja in the secret Suit under S66 of the Terrorism Prevention and Prohibition Act, 2022 to demand that the Court order for Mr. Emefiele’s detention for 60 days in the first instance.