Court orders Ex-CBN governor’s release from EFCC custody

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A High Court in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja has ordered the immediate and unconditional release of the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Justice O.A. Adeniyi gave the order on Thursday, following an ex-parte motion filed by Emefiele.

Wakadaily reported that EFCC arrested the embattled ex-CBN on October 27 immediately after he was released from the custody of the Department of State Services, where he had been kept since June 10.

Emefiele was seeking his release from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) pending the hearing and determination of the originating motion.

Listed as defendants in the suit marked FCT/HC/CV/040/2023/M/122/2023 are the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Attorney General of the Federation, the EFCC and its chairman, Ola Olukoyede.

Ruling on the application, Justice Adeniji said, “The third and fourth respondents are hereby ordered to unconditionally release the applicant from detention forthwith or in the alternative produce him in court on the date fixed for hearing of the substantive motion on notice for purposes of being admitted to bail by the court.

“It is hereby further ordered that the motion on notice shall be heard on November 11, 2023. The instant order together with the Motion on Notice shall be served on the respondents on Thursday, November 2, 2023.”

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