The court ordered an unconditional release to immediate-past CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele.
BrandNewsDay reports that a Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in the Nigerian Federal Capital, Abuja, has ordered the unconditional and immediate release of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.
This online news platform understands that Justice O.A. Adeniyi made the order following an ex-parte motion filed by Former CBN Governor Emefiele.
Former CBN Governor Emefiele in the motion, was seeking his release from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) pending the hearing and determination of the originating motion.
After hearing the motion, the judge ordered Emefiele’s release.
BrandNewsDay Nigeria reports that Former CBN Governor Emefiele named the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), the Executive Chairman of the EFCC, and the EFCC itself the respondents.
The court ordered the 3rd and 4th respondents (the Executive Chairman and the EFCC) to release Emefiele from detention forthwith unconditionally. Alternatively, they are directed to produce him in court on the date fixed for the hearing of the substantive motion on notice, with the possibility of being admitted to bail by the court.
The court set the date for the hearing of the substantive motion on notice for Monday, November 6, 2023.