The past couple of weeks have not been the most ideal situation for suspended governor of Nigeria’s Central bank Godwin Emefiele
President Bola Tinubu suspended Emefiele to consider examinations concerning claimed maltreatment of office during his residency at the summit bank.
The previous CBN governor was subsequently arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) over a charge of unlawful gun ownership.
The matter was charged to a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.
As the federal government looked to toss out that case in Lagos, it recorded another 20-count charge as a detriment to Emefiele and two of his partners.
The federal government blamed Emefiele for wrongfully getting vehicles worth N6.9 billion.
Emefiele was blamed for presenting degenerate benefits on Sa’adatu Yaro, a CBN Director and April 1616 Investment Ltd.
During the Thursday hearing, Emefiele, noticeably disappointed, became close to home before procedures started.
“I’m dying,” Emefiele was cited to have said as his legal advisors settled around where he was docked.
The previous CBN governor was likewise seen stowing away from photojournalists who needed to take pictures of him.
Emefiele’s preliminary was, notwithstanding, dismissed following the shortfall of one of his partners, Yaro.
Justice Hamza Muazu, notwithstanding, fixed August 23 for Emefiele’s arraignment.
DSS agents whisked Emiefele away in their vehicle after the deferment.
Emefiele in Court today……
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— Ayekooto (@DeeOneAyekooto) August 17, 2023