BREAKING: Court Gives Verdict on Ex-CBN Governor Emefiele's Detention

BREAKING: Court Gives Verdict on Ex-CBN Governor Emefiele's Detention

  • The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele, has been granted bail
  • A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja gave the judgement over the detention of Emefiele by the EFCC
  • The presiding judge, Olukayode Adeniyi, ordered the federal government to release Emefiele to his lawyers

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FCT, Abuja - A Federal High Court, Abuja, has granted the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, bail.

According to Arise News, the court ordered Emefiele to deposit his international passport as a condition for the bail

Court gives Verdict on ex-CBN Governor Emefiele's detention
Court grants Emefiele bail from EFCC detention Photo Credit:@thecableindex
Source: UGC

The court adjourned to the 15th of November for hearting.

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As reported by TheCable, while delivering a ruling on the bail application filed by the former CBN governor, the presiding judge, Olukayode Adeniyi, ordered the federal government to release Emefiele to his lawyers.

EFCC brings Emefiele to court

The EFCC on Wednesday, November 8, took 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.

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.

Court Issues Fresh Threat to EFCC, to Decide Ex-CBN Gov’s Fate

The case of the embattled former CBN governor has taken a fresh twist.

This is because the EFCC failed to produce the detained former CBN boss.

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However, Justice Olukayode ordered the anti-graft agency to either produce Emefiele in court on Wednesday, November 8 or release him unconditionally.

Emefiele gets deadline to appear in court over $53M debt

A Federal High Court in Abuja set a new deadline of January 25 for Emefiele to personally appear in court and provide an explanation regarding the $53 million judgment debt connected to the Paris Club refund.

Justice Inyang Ekwo ruled and cautioned that an arrest warrant could be issued if Emefiele fails to comply.

EFCC allegedly detains Emefiele after release from DSS custody

Emefiele was being detained in the custody of the EFCC after he was picked up by the anti-graft operatives on Thursday night, October 26.

He was arrested less than one hour after he allegedly regained his freedom from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Source: Legit.ng

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Adekunle Dada (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Adekunle Dada is a journalist with over 5 years of working experience in the media. He has worked with PM News, The Sun and Within Nigeria before joining Legit.ng as a Politics/Current Affairs Editor. He holds a B.Sc. in Mass Communication from Lagos State University (LASU). He can be reached via adekunle.dada@corp.legit.ng.

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