Godwin Emefiele breaks down in tears at Abuja Court
The arraignment which was initially scheduled for Thursday was stalled due to the absence of some of the defendants joined in the charge.
Emefiele who was present in court, was charged alongside Sa’adatu Yaro, a female CBN employee, and her company, April1616 Investment Limited, on 20 charges bordering on procurement fraud, conspiracy and official corrupt advantages.
On July 25, he was arraigned on a two-count charge bordering on “illegal possession” of firearms at a federal high court in Ikoyi and was granted bail in the sum of N20 million.
Nicholas Oweibo, the judge, had ordered that Emefiele be kept in the custody of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) pending the April 1616ent of his bail conditions.
But the DSS insisted that Emefiele must return to its custody — a development that led to the face-off between the secret police and prison officials.
After the face-off, DSS rearrested Emefiele on the court premises.
The secret service proceeded to apply tore a high court of the federal capital territory seeking to further detain the suspended CBN governor.
The application was struck out after it was withdrawn by the service over jurisdictional concerns.
On August 3, the federal government also applied to the federal high court in Lagos, seeking leave to appeal against the order granting bail to Emefiele.