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After judge’s order, EFCC appears in court with Emefiele



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja on Wednesday submitted to the Federal Capital Territory High Court’s ruling in the case of Godwin Emefiele, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Congress learnt Emefiele was brought before the court in accordance with Justice Olukayode Adeniyi’s directive after being detained by the Federal Government security services for more than 150 days.

Report had it that about 12:30, the former CBN Governor—clad in a yellow Babariga and a matching Hausa cap—entered the courtroom surrounded by an EFCC security detail.

His friends and family had swarmed the courtroom, anticipating the judge’s arrival to hear his case regarding fundamental human rights.

Recall, on Monday, Justice Adeniyi insisted that the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria be brought before the court today, November 8, in order to be granted bail.

Alternatively, he had instructed the anti-graft agency to release Emefiele on bond on its own or to allow the court to do so in accordance with the law’s fundamental human rights provisions.

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