Drama as DSS and prison operatives fight dirty over Emefiele’s custody
There was a mild drama as heavily armed Department of State Services (DSS) officials engaged in a free for all fight with Nigeria Correctional Services (NCoS) official over custody of the suspended former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.
DSS operatives at the premises of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday roughed up a Prisons Commander, tore his buttons and hauled him out.
The Commander was trying to comply with the order of Justice Nicholas Oweibo, who granted Emefiele bail and remanded him in the custody of the Ikoyi Correctional Centre pending the satisfaction of his bail.
But the DSS operatives insisted that they had orders to take Emefiele notwithstanding the court order.
Earlier, armed Prisons officials reinforced to carry out the court order.
However, DSS operatives, who are also here in their numbers, blocked the court gates with their vehicles, preventing the Prisons officials from driving out.
Emefiele pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of possession of a firearm without a license.
But he has not been able to leave the courtroom because of the imbroglio between the sister agencies.