In Maitama, Abuja, a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has mandated the detention of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, at the Kuje Correctional facility. This decision came after Justice Hamza Muazu issued the order on Friday, subsequent to Emefiele’s arraignment and his plea of not guilty to a six-count amended charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The court proceedings included arguments on Emefiele’s bail application, and Justice Muazu has scheduled the ruling on the bail application for November 22. Additionally, the trial is set to commence on November 28. This legal action marks a significant development in the case against Emefiele, reflecting the court’s decision to remand him in custody until further legal determinations are made.
The charges brought against Emefiele by the EFCC are central to the court proceedings, and the judge’s decision to postpone the bail ruling and trial commencement indicates a thorough and deliberate approach to the legal proceedings surrounding the former CBN Governor.