June 25, 2024

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Emefiele faces fresh charges

Embattled former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor Mr. Godwin Emefiele was obviously stunned in court yesterday when he heard that government was withdrawing it’s case against him but, hold your breath.

The Federal Government applied to withdraw the charge of illegal possession of firearms charge against Emefiele only to add that it filed ones.

Federal Director of Public Prosecutions Mohammed Bakodo Abubakar who approached the Federal High Court in Ikoyi with an oral application said the withdrawal followed the result of further investigations.

Abubakar, however, disclosed that said fresh charges with 20 counts had been filed against Emefiele at the Federal High Court, Abuja. There were no further details at press time.