Relief For Emefiele As FG Seeks Withdrawal Of Firearms Possession Case

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The Federal Government has applied to withdraw the ā€œillegal possession of firearmsā€ case it filed against the suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

In an oral application, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) at the Federal Ministry of Justice, Mohammed Abubakar, told Justice Nicholas Oweibo that the application followed the result of further investigations.

However, counsel for Emefiele, Senior Advocate of Nigeria Joseph Daudu, opposed the application, insisting that the government must first purge itself of the disobedience of the courtā€™s order granting Emefiele bail before its application could be taken.

Justice Oweibo has adjourned until Thursday, August 17, 2023, to rule on the application.

In an interview with journalists after the dayā€™s proceedings, the DPP said a fresh 20 counts have been filed at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court against the suspended CBN governor.

One of the counts, he said, accused Emefiele of ā€œconferring unlawful advantagesā€.

Credit: Nigerian Tribune

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