The Federal Government has filed a two-count charge of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition against the suspended Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele.
The former CBN boss governor was charged before a Federal High Court in Abuja.
Channels TV on Sunday reports that the Federal Government accused Emefiele of possessing a single-barrel shotgun without a licence.
According to the government, the offence contradicts Section 4 of the Firearms Act, Cap F28 Laws of the Federation 2004.
In addition to the charge, Emefiele was accused of possessing 123 rounds of live ammunition without a licence.
Recall that the suspended CBN Governor has been in the Department of State Service’s custody since June 10. However, DSS insisted it was for “investigative reasons”.
It would be recalled also that a Federal High Court in Abuja had ruled that his arrest and detention by the DSS was illegal.
Emefiele had requested the court, through his counsel, to nullify his arrest and detention for being illegal, given the subsisting judgment by another court delivered in December last year.
Delivering the judgement, Justice Bello Kawu held that his arrest, and detention violated the subsisting judgement and orders of another justice of the Court.
He consequently granted an order stopping the DSS from further arresting, detaining, or interfering with Emefiele’s freedom of movement and personal liberty.