BREAKING: Emefiele back in court on fresh EFCC charges

Godwin Emefiele, the immediate-past governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has arrived at the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja for his arraignment over alleged abuse of office.

Emefiele, alongside Henry Isioma Omole, will be arraigned on fresh 26 counts before Justice Rahman Oshodi of the Ikeja High Court on Monday morning.

In the charge marked ID/23787c/2024 and dated April 3, 2024, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) claimed that Emefiele abused his office between 2022 and 2023 in Lagos, Leadership reports.

Added to this, the EFCC alleged that Emefiele abused his office by allocating over $2billion without bids.

In a report by Punch, the commission noted that Emefiele “directed to be done in abuse of the authority of your office, as the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, an arbitrary act, to wit: allocating foreign exchange in the aggregate sum of $2,136,391,737.33 without bids, which act is prejudicial to the rights of Nigerians.”

Source: TheTalk.NG


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