Justice Hamza Muazu of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, has issued an order for the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, to be remanded in Kuje prison.
This decision comes as his bail request is pending determination.
Emefiele will remain in prison until November 22, when the court is scheduled to deliver a ruling on his bail application.
During the court proceedings, Emefiele’s lead counsel, Mathew Burkaa SAN, presented the bail application, which was strongly opposed by Rotimi Oyedepo on behalf of the Federal Government.
After hearing arguments from both sides, Justice Muazu stated that a bench ruling could not be immediately delivered due to the numerous legal authorities referenced by the parties involved.
The Judge expressed the need to take some time to thoroughly examine the authorities and review the exhibits provided by Emefiele to support his bail request.
As of now, officials from the Kuje prison authority have been contacted to arrange for transportation to take Emefiele to prison.
Further details will be provided in due course.