A High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday invalidated the arrest and detention of the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.
The presiding judge, Bello Kawu, granted the order following an application by Emefiele.
On June 9, President Bola Tinubu suspended Emefiele as CBN Governor and directed him to transfer his responsibilities to Deputy Governor, Operations Directorate, Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi.
The Department of State Services (DSS) confirmed the next day that Emefiele was in its custody for “some investigative reasons.”
Emefiele has remained in DSS custody since then, with the agency insisting that it obtained a valid court order to keep him.
On Thursday, the DSS disclosed that it had charged Emefiele to court, following a ruling from the FCT High Court.