Omoyele Sowore, the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2023 polls has stated that the embattled former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele will not be prosecuted by the Department of State Services (DSS) so that he would not take down some top persons with him.
Recall that Emefiele has been detained for weeks by the DSS over alleged terrorism, money laundering, and other allegations.
The Secret Police, after a directive of the court, charged Emefiele to court for possessing one single-barrel shotgun without a license.
In a lengthy post on his Twitter handle, Sowore claimed that the DSS would eventually release the former CBN governor.
He claimed that Emefiele’s detention had nothing to do with the gravity of his alleged high crimes but that he was being held on behalf of those in power.
According to him, if Emefiele is charged to court for the alleged crimes, he would implicate a lot of influential persons in the Mohammadu Buhari-led administration as well as the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Sowore said, “For those who may not be familiar with the modus of the @OfficialDSSNG, holding @GodwinIEmefiele had nothing to do with the gravity of his high crimes, the game is to hold him on behalf of those in power.
“If @GodwinIEmefiele was to be prosecuted for his real financial crimes, economic sabotage, money laundering, and terrorism financing involvement, FX round-tripping, etc., he would take down with him @MBuhari, and his entire family, in-laws, members of his inner circle, lots of @OfficialAPCNg leaders, state governors, Senators, media practitioners, military and police top brass and even people in @OfficialDSSNG,@officialEFCC as well as civil society. A lot would come crashing down. Right now, negotiations are ongoing. This is just the “holding charge” before they let him go!
“Above is similar to how they started with former NSA Col. Sambo Dasuki. He was first charged with illegal possession of firearms, precisely in August of 2015! The rest is now history.”