In a recent development at the High Court of the Abuja Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Justice Hamza Muazu has decreed that Godwin Emefiele, the ex-Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), must be held in Kuje prison until November 22, 2023, awaiting the court’s verdict on his bail plea.
Emefiele’s lead counsel, Mathew Burkaa SAN, presented the bail application, vigorously contested by Rotimi Oyedepo on behalf of the federal government.
Following arguments from both sides, Justice Muazu determined that a bench ruling was impractical due to the multitude of legal authorities referenced by the opposing parties.
Citing the need to thoroughly review the presented authorities and examine the exhibits submitted by Emefiele in support of his bail request, Justice Muazu expressed the necessity for additional time before reaching a decision.
Before more details unfold, it would be convenient to note that the fate of the former CBN Governor would be decided soon, whether he would gain his freedom or remain in Kuje Prison.