BREAKING: Court sends Emefiele to Kuje Prison



A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the remand of Godwin Emefiele, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to Kuje Correctional facility pending ruling on his bail application, Daily Trust has reported.

Emiefele, who has spent 151 days in detention, was arraigned by thr Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a six-count amended charge before Justice Hamza Muazu.

Mathew Burkaa, SAN, his counsel, had moved the application for his bail but Rotimi Oyedepo, the EFCC counsel, opposed on behalf of the Federal Government.

After listening arguments, Justice Muazu said he needed a little time to study the exhibits supplied by Emefiele to support his request for bail, the paper reported.

He thereafter adjourned the case till November 22, 2023.

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