BREAKING: Photos Emerge As EFCC Brings Emefiele to Court

BREAKING: Photos Emerge As EFCC Brings Emefiele to Court

  • The embattled ex-governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has been brought to the FCT high court
  • He was escorted to the court by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
  • The ex-CBN boss is appearing in court in a suit against the anti-graft agency for violating his human rights

Legit.ng journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil society, courts, and metro

FCT, Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday, November 8, brought the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emeifele, to the Federal High Court, Abuja.

This move came after the EFCC initially ignored the court's directive to either bring Emefiele to court on Monday or release him without conditions.

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EFCC, Emefiele, CBN
Godwin Emefiele sued the anti-graft agency for human rights violations. Photo Credit: Solomon Odeniyi
Source: Twitter

On Monday, November 6, the EFCC's legal representative informed the court that they could not comply with the November 2 order for the unconditional release of the former Central Bank chief.

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This was because the counsel for the former Central Bank chief had provided incomplete court documents related to the order.

In response to the commission's failure to comply, the court reaffirmed its order and postponed the proceedings until Wednesday.

The court order

Justice Olukayode Adeniyi had issued the order in response to an Ex-Parte application made by the former CBN chief, who had been arrested by the EFCC shortly after his release from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) in late October.

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Matthew Burkaa, the counsel for Emefiele, stated in court that as of Monday, his client had been in custody for 149 days.

However, the EFCC ultimately followed the court's order, escorting Emefiele to the court with armed officers.

It now appears that he will regain his freedom on the 151st day, this Wednesday.

Currently, the judge has not yet taken their seat.

Yemi Cardoso unveils plans as CBN governor, promises shift from Emefiele's policies

In another report, Yemi Cardoso, the new CBN governor, has provided insights into what Nigerians should expect from him.

He also addressed some CBN policies under Godwin Emefiele's leadership.

Cardoso, alongside side four deputy Governors, was confirmed by the senate as the new CBN management team on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.

Source: Legit.ng

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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for Legit.ng's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: segun.adeyemi@corp.legit.ng.

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