BREAKING: Former CBN Gov Emefiele Arrives at  Lagos Court Over Alleged Abuse of Office Charges

The former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has appeared at the Ikeja State High Court in Lagos for his arraignment over alleged abuse of office and the allocation of billions of dollars.

Emefiele, accompanied by his co-defendant, Henry Isioma Omole, is set to be arraigned on 26 fresh counts before Justice Rahman Oshodi this morning.

According to the charge marked ID/23787c/2024 and dated April 3, 2024, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleges that Emefiele abused his office between 2022 and 2023 in Lagos.

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The commission claimed that the former CBN governor “directed to be done in abuse of the authority of your office, as the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, an arbitrary act, to wit: allocating foreign exchange in the aggregate sum of $2,136,391,737.33 without bids, which act is prejudicial to the rights of Nigerians.”

Further details to follow…