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EFCC defies order to bring Emefiele to court

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Nigeria’s anti graft watchdog, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Monday failed bring the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele to court.

The Federal Capital Territory High Court had on Thursday, ordered the EFCC to either release him or produce him in court for the hearing of a motion on his bail.
At the court proceedings, Emefiele’s lawyer, Mathew Burkaa, accused the EFCC of disobeying the court order.
He reminded everyone that Monday marked the 149th day of the former CBN Boss being in custody.

However, the EFCC’s counsel, Farouk Abdullahi denied that the former CBN governor had spent over 100 days in its custody, although he agreed that the order was served on the commission
He said the commission did not deliberate disobey the order.

He added that some exhibits referred to by the applicant, particularly exhibit E, were not attached to the order.

Justice Olusegun Adeniyi, the presiding judge adjourned the matter till November 8. He repeated the order that the EFCC should either release Emefiele unconditionally or in the alternative, produce him in court on the next adjourned date to be admitted to bail.


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