Court Remands Emefiele to EFCC Custody

The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has been remanded to the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The order was given by Justice Rahman Oshodi during his arrangement at the Ikeja Special Offences Court on Monday after he pleaded not guilty to allegations of abuse of office and allocation of $4.5bn, N2.8bn.

A plea for the court to grant Emefiele bail was tendered by his lawyer, A. Labo-Lawal and was not objected to by the prosecution counsel Rotimi Oyedepo (SAN).

The defendant’s lawyer, A. Labo-Lawal, however, pleaded with the court to grant Emefiele bail in self-recognisance and allow him to continue with the bail earlier granted him by the Abuja court.

However, Justice Oshodi remanded Emefiele to EFCC custody and the second defendant, one Henry Isioma Omole, to the Ikoyi Correctional Centre and adjourned the case till April 11, for ruling on the bail and commencement of trial.

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