NCoS and DSS Incident at Court Prompts DSS to Reiterate Respect for Judiciary’s Role

NCoS and DSS Incident at Court Prompts DSS to Reiterate Respect for Judiciary’s Role

…By for TDPel Media. The Department of State Services (DSS) has announced that it will conduct an investigation into the recent altercation between its operatives and officers of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) at the federal high court in Ikoyi on July 25.


The incident occurred during the arraignment of Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

In a statement released by Peter Afunanya, the DSS spokesperson, the agency expressed its deep concern over the unfortunate incident and assured the public that it does not reflect the professional conduct of the DSS.

Commitment to Upholding the Judiciary

The DSS emphasized its unwavering respect for the Judiciary as an essential arm and institution of the government.


It made it clear that it would never condone or encourage actions that undermine the integrity of the Judiciary.

Acknowledging the Judiciary’s vital role in nation-building, national development, and security management, the DSS stressed that it considers the Judiciary as a critical component of the country’s progress.

Collaboration with Other Agencies

The DSS stated that it maintains robust working relationships with sister Security and Law Enforcement agencies, including the NCoS.

Despite the unfortunate confrontation, the agency expressed its commitment to promoting collaboration and cooperation among different security agencies in the interest of the nation.

Initiation of Detailed Investigations

To address the incident that occurred at the federal high court, the DSS has launched thorough investigations into the matter.


The purpose of these investigations is to identify the individuals involved and ascertain their specific roles during the face-off.

The DSS further stated that disciplinary actions would be taken if necessary based on the findings of the investigation.

Additionally, the agency intends to draw lessons from this event to prevent similar occurrences in the future.

Denial of Breaking Laws in Emefiele Case

The DSS vehemently refuted claims that it had broken any laws while handling the case involving Mr. Godwin Emefiele.

It dismissed any attempts by certain elements to misconstrue the situation and undermine the agency’s credibility.


The DSS maintained that it operates within the confines of the law and is committed to upholding the principles of justice and fairness in all its actions.

Face-off over Custody of Godwin Emefiele

The incident that sparked the face-off involved a dispute over the custody of Godwin Emefiele, who had been suspended as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The confrontation between DSS operatives and prison officials occurred during Emefiele’s arraignment at the federal high court in Ikoyi.

The situation raised concerns and led to the DSS’s commitment to investigating the matter thoroughly.

In conclusion, the DSS has taken a proactive stance by initiating investigations into the incident at the federal high court.


Through its statement, the agency emphasized its respect for the Judiciary and commitment to upholding the law.

The DSS aims to address the issue responsibly and take appropriate actions to prevent similar occurrences in the future, reinforcing its dedication to maintaining professionalism and integrity in its operations.


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