Ex-CBN Gov, Emefiele remanded in Kuje prison


A High Court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, on Friday, ordered the remand of former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele in Kuje Correctional facility pending the determination of his request for bail.

The judgment delivered by Justice Hamza Muazu said the ex-CBN governor will remain in prison until November 22, when the court will deliver a ruling on his bail motion.

This follows Emefiele’s arraignment and his plea of not guilty to a six-count amended charge brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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 have been contacted to bring a vehicle to convey him to prison.