Emefiele goes to prison


CITIZENS COMPASS —Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has been remanded in Kuje prison, Abuja. 

The High  Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, gave the order on Friday, November 17, 2023 saying this is pending the determination of Emefiele’s request for bail.

Justice Hamza Muazu of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja gave the order. 

Emefiele will remain in prison until November 22, 2023, when the court will deliver a ruling on his bail motion.

His lead counsel, Mathew Burkaa SAN, moved the application for bail which Rotimi Oyedepo vehemently opposed on behalf of the Federal Government.

After taking arguments for and against the application, Justice Muazu said a bench ruling could not be delivered in view of the plethora of authorities cited by the two parties.

The Judge said he needed a little time to study the authorities and peruse through the exhibits supplied by Emefiele to support his request for bail.

At the time of this report, officials of the Kuje prison authority in Kuje have been contacted to bring a vehicle to convey him the former CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele to prison.


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