An Abuja High Court has on Wednesday, granted bail to the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele.
The court, in a ruling that was delivered by Presiding judge, Justice Olukayode Adeniyi, ordered that he should be released to his lawyers.
Nigeria’s anti graft watchdog, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has produced the detained former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr. Godwin Emefiele before an Abuja High Court sitting at Maitama.
FJustice Olukayode Adeniyi had in a ruling on November 2, ordered the anti-graft agency to either release the former boss of the apex bank who has been in detention since June 9, unconditionally, or produce him in court to be granted bail.
However, the agency failed to comply with the order when the matter came up for hearing last Monday.
Emefiele’s lawyer, Mr. Mathew Burkaa, SAN, had complained to the court that EFCC flouted both orders.
Burkaa, SAN, bemoaned that the agency spurned the directive of the court, even though it was promptly served with the order.