The immediate-past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has appeared before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama to hear his bail application.
Emefiele, who has been in the custody of Security agencies for over 149 days, was brought to court by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Dressed in yellow native attire and a cap, the former CBN Governor was led into the courtroom by some officials of the EFCC at about 12:30 pm.
Vox9ja reports that Emefiele’s appearance in court complies with the order of the Federal Capital Territory High Court to release him unconditionally or be brought to hear his bail application.
Justice Olukayode Adeniyi had, on November 2, ruling on an ex-parte application by Emefiele, ordered the EFCC to either release him unconditionally or produce him on November 6 for the court to grant him bail.
Justice Adeniyi restated the order on November 6 when the case came up, but the EFCC neither released nor produced him in court.
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However, the courtroom is currently packed, awaiting the judge’s arrival and for proceedings to commence.
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