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FG to charge former bank chief, Emefiele for economic sabotage

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The federal government of Nigeria will put the embattled former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Godwin Emefiele on trial today for alleged economic sabotage.

The former bank chief whose trial was shifted few days ago, will be arraigned at a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja.

According to a notification for his trial before Justice Hamza Muazul, Mr Emefiele will be docked alongside one Ramalan Yaro.

A court registrar who doesn’t want to be quoted disclosed that Emefiele would be brought before the court today to enter a guilty or not guilty plea.

Similarly, one of his defense lawyers, Maxwell Opara, revealed that the former CBN governor has been served with a summons to appear in court.

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Matthew Burkaa, who signed an undertaking to bring the former CBN governor to trial while being granted bail by Justice Olukayode Adegbola Adeniyi of the FCT High Court, would produce him in court.

Recall that Emefiele was granted bail by Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court last week.

The judge ordered Emefiele’s immediate release to his lawyers, who were saddled with the responsibility of bringing him to court for his arraignment on any other day.

According to the judge, Mr Emefiele must also submit his travel documents with the court’s chief registrar pending his arraignment.

The judge further stated that incarceration without trial must be ended.

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