Court Orders Immediate Unconditional Release Of Emefiele

Abuja High Court has issued an order for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to unconditionally release Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the embattled former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Godwin Emefiele

The respondents in the case include the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Attorney General of the Federation, the Chairman of EFCC, and the EFCC itself.

Emefiele had previously been released by the Department of State Services (DSS) following several court orders for his release but was subsequently re-arrested by the EFCC.

See also: Court Denies DSS Request To Extend Emefiele’s Detention

Justice O. Adeniyi, the trial judge, delivered the ruling on an ex parte application made by A. Labi-Lawal, Emefiele’s counsel. The court ordered the Attorney General of the Federation and the Chairman of EFCC to unconditionally release Emefiele from detention immediately or, as an alternative, produce him in court on a designated date for a bail hearing.

Furthermore, the court scheduled the hearing of the motion on notice for November 6, 2023, at 1 p.m. This order, along with the motion on notice, is to be served on the respondents.

Chidalu Glory

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