Suspended CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, Returned to Custody Despite Court Order

Suspended CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, Returned to Custody Despite Court Order

…By for TDPel Media. Despite an order from the Federal High Court in Lagos, the Department of State Services (DSS) has taken Godwin Emefiele, the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), back into custody.

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The development comes after Emefiele had earlier been granted bail on charges of alleged illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

Despite his plea of not guilty, the court had ordered him to fulfill his bail conditions before his release.

Bail Granted and Remand in Prison:

Justice Nicholas Oweibo presided over the case and granted Emefiele bail.

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However, as part of the bail conditions, the suspended CBN governor was to be remanded in prison until he met those requirements.

This decision was intended to ensure that Emefiele adhered to the legal process before his eventual release.

Dispute Between Law Enforcement Agencies:

A contentious situation arose when officials of the DSS and the Nigerian Correctional Services clashed over the responsibility of moving Emefiele from the court premises.

The disagreement between the two law enforcement agencies led to a physical altercation, further complicating the already sensitive matter.

DSS Succeeds in Taking Emefiele:

Ultimately, a few minutes ago, officials of the Department of State Services were successful in taking Godwin Emefiele away from the court.

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Despite the court’s order, the DSS decided to return him to their custody, potentially prolonging the legal proceedings and raising questions about the adherence to court decisions.

Conclusion:

The situation surrounding the suspended governor of the Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele, remains complex and controversial.

Despite the court granting him bail, the Department of State Services has chosen to retain him in custody, defying the court’s decision.

This development raises concerns about the rule of law and adherence to court orders.

As the case unfolds, it is important for all parties involved to uphold the principles of justice and ensure a fair and transparent legal process.

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