FACT-CHECK: Video Showing Stashed Dollar Notes in Emefiele’s House Originates from Sudan

Social media users have shared a video across various platforms, claiming that operatives of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) raided the residence of the suspended governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, where they recovered some stashed dollar notes.

Emefiele was arrested by the secret police department barely 24 hours after President Bola Ahmed Tinubu suspended him to commence an investigation of his office and the planned reforms in the financial sector of the economy.

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“What DSS found in Emefiele’s house,” a Facebook user, Bayonle Adeshina Olayiwola, had posted.

Another user, Fatima Abdullahi posted the same video on Twitter, saying: “You need to see… What DSS Discovered in Emefiele house.”

The video shows a man unpacking bunches of dollar notes from a trolley bag and another man using a money-counting machine to calculate the cash. The dollar notes were, afterwards, arranged on tables in the footage. 


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WikkiTimes fact-checked screenshots taken from the video using Google Lens, an image recognition technology and the results showed that the video originates from Sudan and it dates back to April 2019 when Sudanese officials raided the residence of the former ousted Sudan President, Omar El-Bashir in Khartoum. 

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Further, TheSpy reports that Sudanese officials were seen in the video removing the stashed dollars worth $10,000,000 in 100 and 50 dollar bills found hidden in suitcases at El-Bashir’s house. 


Although the DSS is interrogating Emefiele, there was no official statement that it raided its residence and discovered dollars.

The claim, WikkiTimes’ findings show, is false as the video attached to the claim originates from Sudan.


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