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JUST IN: FG Files 20-Count Charge Against Emefiele In FCT Court

August 17, 2023

The Federal Government, it was gathered on Tuesday, has filed a fresh 20-count charge against the suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.

Emefiele is already facing a 2-count charge bordering on “illegal possession of firearms” at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

The embattled former CBN governor was remanded at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre on July 25, pending the fulfillment of his bail bond in the sum of N20 million and other conditions.

But shortly after granting him bail, the Department of State Services (DSS) rearrested the bank chief at the court premises after a scuffle with officials of the Correctional Service.

Nevertheless, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) at the Federal Ministry of Justice, Mohammed Abubakar hinted that a fresh 20-count criminal charge has been preferred against Emefiele at an FCT High, following the result of further investigations.

Specifically, Emefiele in one of the counts was alleged to have “conferred unlawful advantages” while in office.

The FG prosecutor had told the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos of its intention to withdraw the 2-count charge filed in Lagos against Emefiele.




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