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Emefiele Storms Court With Bible As Judge Grants Him Bail

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Godwin Emefiele, the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),was to at the federal high court in Ikoyi, Lagos, around 9:18am on Tuesday, clutching the Bible.

The King James Version (KJV) of the holy book was tucked inside a red paperback carried by Emefiele.

Emefiele was arraigned before Nicholas Oweibo, the presiding judge, over alleged “illegal possession of firearms”.

Blaze Newz recalls that on June 9, President Bola Tinubu suspended Emefiele and asked him to transfer his responsibilities to Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi, deputy governor, operations directorate.

A day after, the Department of State Service, DSS, announced that Emefiele was in its custody for “some investigative reasons”.

The former CBN governor was in court over a two-count charge of illegal possession of firearm levelled against him by the Department of State Service, DSS.

Emefiele’s lawyer, Joseph Daudu, had, after his client pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge, applied for his bail, contending that the offense for which Emefiele was charged is bailable.

The court, however, granted Emefiele bail in the sum of N20 million and a surety in like sum.

Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication

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