The Federal Capital Territory High Court of Justice has issued an “immediate and unconditional release” order for the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.
The order came in response to an Ex-parte motion filed by Emefiele, requesting his release from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) until the originating motion is heard.
Justice O.A. Adeniyi granted the release order after considering Emefiele’s motion.
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The respondents in the case include the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), the Executive Chairman of the EFCC, and the EFCC itself.
The court order stipulates that Emefiele must be unconditionally released immediately by the 3rd and 4th respondents (the Executive Chairman and the EFCC).
Alternatively, they must present him in court on the scheduled date for the hearing of the substantive motion on notice, where he may be considered for bail by the court.
The date for the hearing of the substantive motion on notice is set for Monday, November 6, 2023, at 1 p.m.