Newsone reports that a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, has ordered the remand of former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele in Kuje correctional facility pending ruling on his bail application.
This online news platform understands that Justice Hamza Muazu, the presiding judge, gave the order on Friday and adjourned the ruling on the bail application filed by the former CBN boss.
The former bank chief will remain in prison custody until November 22, 2023, when the court will deliver a ruling on his bail motion.
Emefiele’s lead counsel, Mathew Burkaa SAN, moved the application for bail which Rotimi Oyedepo vehemently opposed on behalf of the Federal Government.
After taking arguments for and against the application, Newsone Nigeria reports that Justice Muazu held that a bench ruling could not be delivered in view of the plethora of authorities cited by the two parties.
Justice Muazu said he needed a little time to study the authorities and peruse through the exhibits supplied by Emefiele to support his request for bail.
At the time of this report, officials of the Kuje prison authority have been contacted to bring a vehicle to convey him to prison.