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Emefiele Ramanded in Kuje Prison

Written by Pyramid FM Kano


Justice Hamza Muazu of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has remanded the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, Godwin Emefiele, in Kuje prison pending the determination of his bail application.

Justice Muazu ordered that Emefiele be kept in prison custody until the 22nd of this month, when the court will deliver a ruling on his bail motion.

The order followed the objection to the bail application raised by Rotimi Oyedepo, counsel to the Federal Government.

Emefiele’s lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mathew Burkaa, moved the bail application during the hearing.

After taking arguments for and against the bail application, Justice Muazu held that a bench ruling, could not be delivered in view of the plethora of authorities cited by the two parties.

The Judge held that he needed time to study the authorities and peruse through the exhibits supplied by Emefiele to support his request for bail.

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