The Federal Government has made a formal motion to dismiss the charge of “illegal possession of firearms” filed against suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele. This unexpected development occurred on Tuesday, leaving many people bewildered as to why this choice was made.
In a recent development, Mohammed Abubakar, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) of the Federal Ministry of Justice, filed an oral application before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Lagos State. According to Abubakar, the application was prompted by the outcomes of additional investigations.
Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Joseph Daudu, the Central Bank Governor’s lawyer, has recently expressed his disagreement with the government’s plea. Daudu urged that the government remedy its violation of the court’s order by giving Emefiele bail before examining the application.
A critical application decision has been delayed for Thursday, August 17, 2023, in a courtroom presided over by Justice Oweibo.
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) reported a new development in the legal proceedings in a press statement. A total of 20 new charges have been officially filed at the Federal Capital Territory’s (FCT) High Court.
One of Emefiele’s claims, according to insiders, is that he is guilty of “conferring unlawful advantages.”