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Abuja court nullifies Emefiele’s arrest, detention, orders immediate release


Suspended CBN Governor Emefiele

ABUJA – Another Abuja high court has voided the arrest and detention of Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria by the Department of State Services.

Delivering judgement on Friday, Justice Bello Kawu held that the arrest, detention and interrogation of Emefiele, is in violation of the subsisting judgment and orders of Justice M. A. Hassan.

Mr. Emefiele through his counsel, Peter Abang, had asked the court to set aside and nullify the arrest and detention of the applicant for being illegal and a nullity in view of the subsisting judgment by another court delivered on 29th December, 2022.

Justice Kawu also made an order setting aside any warrant of arrest obtained or procured by the respondents, especially the DSS for the arrest of Emefiele in connection with the allegations of terrorism financing, fraudulent practices, money laundering, threat to national security before any court.

The court further granted an injunction restraining the respondents, particularly the DSS from arresting, detaining, or interfering with Mr. Emefiele’s personal liberty and freedom of movement.

The court finally granted an order of injunction directing and mandating the Respondents, particularly the DSS to forthwith release and Mr. Emefiele from any arrest or detention. (Channels TV)

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