The arraignment of suspended Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Godwin Emefiele looks to have been postponed indefinitely, in an unexpected change of events. This follows on the heels of allegations of procurement law infractions and contract inflation.
In an unexpected turn of events, the arraignment on a 20-count charge scheduled for Wednesday before the Federal Capital Territory’s High Court has been pulled from the cause list.
According to current sources, the arraignment scheduled for the courtroom has been postponed. According to reliable sources, this decision was made at the request of the imprisoned CBN Chief.
According to reliable sources, both Emefiele and his co-accused, Saadat Yaro, have decided to pursue a plea bargain tactic in order to reach a resolution with the Federal Government.
Kehinde Akinlolu, the Central Bank Governor’s lawyer and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, has confirmed a modification in the scheduled arraignment.
According to sources, Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf, the Chief Judge, has indicated that a new date may be scheduled.
A developing narrative has brought to our attention that operatives from the Department of State Services (DSS), who were previously responsible for accompanying the individual in question to the court, are visibly absent. The absence of the individual’s legal team has also been observed. These latest developments have piqued people’s interest, and many have wondered why they did not go.
In other news, the court has officially begun proceedings in several other instances on the cause list.