BREAKING: Emefiele Responds to 20 Count Charges Against Him

BREAKING: Emefiele Responds to 20 Count Charges Against Him

Godwin Emefiele, the former CBN governor, has said he was not guilty of the

Godwin Emefiele, the ex-governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, entered a plea of not guilty to the amended 20-count charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

During his re-arraignment at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama, Abuja, on Friday, January 19, Emefiele denied all charges, The Nation reported.

The trial has, however, been adjourned to the 12th and 13th of February for trial.

The defence team pleaded that Emefiele be allowed to continue to enjoy his bail earlier granted him by the court.

The prosecutor did not object, stating that they wanted him to attend his trial in good health.

Emefiele’s bail condition was also sustained by the trial Judge, Justice Hamza Muazu.

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The EFCC, in the amended charges before Justice on Thursday, January 18, alleged that Emefiele illegally obtained a sum of $6.2m by impersonating former secretary to the state government (SGF), Boss Mustapha.

Legit.ng earlier reported how Mustapha denied the claim that he conspired with the embattled former CBN governor to withdraw the sum of $6.2m under the guise of funding foreign election observer missions.

Mustapha served as the SGF in the second term of the immediate past president Muhammadu Buhari and has vowed to submit himself for investigation if needed.

In the amended charge with suit number CR/577/2023, Emefiele, on February 8, 2023, allegedly connived with one Odoh Ocheme, who is now wanted, to obtain $6.2m from the apex bank.

Source: Legit.ng

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