Paris Club funds: Court summons Godwin Emefiele over pending legal fees

Paris Club funds: Court summons Godwin Emefiele over pending legal fees

- Central Bank governor, Godwin Emefiele, has been summoned by a court over Paris Club funds fees

- The court may commit him to prison if he fails to honour the invitation

- This summons is for his failure to honour an order to pay the balance of $53 million due to Joe Agi and the team of lawyers that facilitated the payment of the money

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria Godwin Emefiele has been ordered to appear personally at Court No. 5, Maitama, Abuja, FCT, on Thursday, January 23.

The court asked him to appear to show cause why he should not be committed to prison for default of a sum of $53,000,000.00 (Fifty Three Million US Dollars).

According to The Nation, the court may commit Emefiele to prison for failing to honour a Garnishee Order Absolute to pay the balance of $53 million due and payable to Joe Agi (SAN) and the team of lawyers that facilitated the payment of the Paris Club refund for Nigeria.

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This judgment summons was issued by Justice Ekwo and made available to some newsmen in Calabar.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Lamido claimed that Emefiele was guilty of the same crime for which the former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki, was detained by the Department of State of Service (DSS) for four years.

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The former governor said that both the CBN boss and Dasuki are linked to the $2.3 billion for the procurement of arms to used in the fight against insurgency.

Lamido alleged: “One was instructed (may be on an ordinary paper) to release money ($2.3bl) from the Central Bank. The other was instructed to collect it and share it to assigned names.

“They as dutiful loyal servants and appointees of the president all obeyed the order and instructions to the letter!"

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He went on to say that while Emefiele retained his job and is still serving dutifully carrying orders of the presidency, Dasuki was arraigned only to be released on bail after four years.

Lamido said that the former NSA "remained incarcerated in detention for fours years only to be released now! Why was he detained in the first place?"

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Source: Legit Nigeria

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