The anticipated arraignment of the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, on charges of alleged procurement fraud amounting to N6.9 billion, scheduled for Wednesday, faced another delay.
Regrettably, the case did not appear on the docket of a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Abuja on Wednesday, and no explanation was provided for this omission. Notably, legal representatives for both parties were conspicuously absent in the courtroom.
During the previous court session, held the prior Thursday, the suspended CBN governor was expected to face arraignment. However, this proceeding was postponed due to the unavailability of the second defendant, a female CBN employee named Sa’adatu Yaro, who was reported to be indisposed.
While Godwin Emefiele, the first defendant, was present in court, Sa’adatu Yaro, the second defendant, was notably absent.
In response to an application for an adjournment, the Presiding Judge, Justice Hamza Muazu, rescheduled the case for August 23, 2023.