Alleged abuse of office: Court orders ex-CBN gov, Emefiele’s remand in EFCC custody


The Ikeja High Court, Lagos, has remanded former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Godwin Emefiele in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.


Emefiele was arraigned before the court by the anti-graft agency.


The embattled former governor of the apex bank is being prosecuted for allegedly abusing his office and allocating billions of dollars to himself.


Justice Rahman Oshodi remanded him till the next adjourned date, Thursday, April 11 when the court will give its ruling on his bail application.


Oshodi also ordered the remand of Emefiele’s co-defendant Henry Omoile at the Kirikiri Prison pending the court’s ruling.


Emefiele and his co-defendant, Omole, were arraigned on 26 fresh counts.


In the charge marked ID/23787c/2024 and dated April 3, 2024, the EFCC alleged that Emefiele abused his office between 2022 and 2023.

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