Court Orders EFCC to Release Former CBN Governor or Face Court Appearance

A recent court ruling by the Federal Capital Territory High Court instructs the EFCC to release or bring the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, to court. This decision, a result of an ex parte motion filed by Emefiele, marks a pivotal moment in the ongoing legal battle, demanding the EFCC's compliance with the court order.

High Court Directs EFCC Regarding Former CBN Governor's Release.

In a recent development at the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Judge Olukayode Adeniyi issued a directive to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) regarding the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele. The court ordered the EFCC to unconditionally release Emefiele or present him in court on Monday, November 6. This decision stemmed from an ex parte motion, identified as M/122/2023 in a Motion on Notice with the number FCT/HC/CV/040/2023, initiated by Emefiele himself.

Emefiele's detention by the Department of State Service (DSS) in June was previously reported by Nairametrics, followed by his recent transfer to the EFCC. The former CBN governor, represented by his legal team, named the Federal Government, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), the EFCC chairman, and the anti-corruption commission as respondents in this legal matter.

Justice Adeniyi's ruling stipulated that the EFCC must release Emefiele without conditions or bring him before the court on the upcoming Monday. The purpose is to address the Motion on Notice and potentially grant bail to the plaintiff/applicant. The court's decision thus signals a crucial turn in the ongoing legal dispute involving the ex-CBN governor and the EFCC.

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